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The aim of this photovoltaic project is to demonstrate the reliability of small PV generators used to electrify 12 lodgings and huts located on the hiking route known as the `Grande traversée des Alpes (GTA)'. The refuges selected are all located in a severe high mountain climate and grid connection was not possible due to their very isolated location. The PV energy serves to power lighting, radios, TV, radio-telephones, refrigerators and some domestic equipment. The houses have been classified in three types according to the energy needs. These three types are fitted with 7 (280 Wp), 12 (480 Wp) or 15 (600 Wp) PV modules of the type PWP402. The corresponding battery storage capacities are 12.6 KWh, 18 KWh and 22.5 KWh. All systems are DC.

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Authors: DUFRIEN J-B, Grande Traversée des Alpes, Grenoble (FR);MARQUET C, Association pour la Promotion Régionale des Énergies Nouvelles, Uriage (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14121 FR/EN (1992) 63 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4361-1
Record Number: 199211152 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: fr,en