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The Palissade estate, belonging to the Conservatoire du Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres is a reception and study centre in the south east of the Camargue Regional Nature Park (South of France). Its 3 buildings are supplied with electricity by a 12 kW(p) photovoltaic plant, backed-up by 2 self-starting 10 and 12 kVA generators. The installation has been working permanently since June 1987 and it supplies electricity to the same standards as the French electricity mains, 24 hours a day, at 220 V and 50 Hz, by means of two sinusoidal invertors, automatically shunted in accordance with the power consumption. This set-up is satisfactory, in spite of over-simplified controls that have not been able to manage the growth in consumption, and maintained the batteries only partially charged for too long. Changes in the control system, as well as a programme for rational energy consumption, are in hand.

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Authors: SYNDICAT MIXTE POUR LA GESTION DU DOMAINE DE LA PALISSADE, Syndicat Mixte pour la Gestion du Domaine de la Palissade, Arles (FR);SOLELEC SA SYSTEMES SOLAIRES, Solelec SA Systèmes Solaires, Laverune (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14886 FR/EN (1993) 114 pp., FS, ECU 13.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6031-1
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