On 2 July, ENGIE, the town hall of Île d'Yeu and three other partners, along with residents, are inaugurating the Harmon’Yeu experiment. The project, which was launched in November 2018, attracted support from the inhabitants of 23 homes in this island community off the Vendée coast of western France. Following meetings and technical eligibility tests, ENGIE began installing the equipment. Production started in March 2020 with a trial period set to last two years.
ENGIE supplies producers with solar panels and an inverter. Consumers and producers benefit from the installation of a communicating socket and small tiko smart meter displaying energy consumption data. A total of 64 solar panels were installed on five detached homes that volunteered for the project, representing a total solar capacity of 23.7 kWp. The community also benefits from a communal storage battery, installed in the home of one of the consumers.