The installation of the first demonstrator of the LEOPARD project has started on the campus of Songhaï Center. ARESS, LEOPARD’s Beninese partner specializing in solar installations for domestic and professional use, completed the routing of the container made in Benin. Together with Songhaï and EPAC, ARESS is now working on the solar equipment and measuring tools associated with the container.
CT2S will then apply the quality protocol defined at the beginning of the project to verify the demonstrator specifications. The pilot seeks to validate the sizing of micro-grid solutions for productive and domestic use and to test the different features of the container (production, hybrid operation, storage,). For this purpose, Songhaï Center is used as a living lab to test the chosen technical solution. The sizing of this first container is based on simulations done by EIFER on its MemoGrid Tool.
LEOPARD partners will meet in Lille, France from September 12th to 16th for the second project gathering. The meeting will engage stakeholders active in Africa, set up working sessions, and visit LEOPARD partners in the Hauts-de-France Region.