Enercoop Haute France invests in PV for the Biocoop shop in Dury (FR)
The Biocoop shop in Dury near Amiens has called on cooperative Enercoop Hauts-de-France to equip its roof with photovoltaic panels. The self-consumption plant will supply the shop directly with renewable electricity. In total, the roof will house 385 m2 of photovoltaic panels with a power of 74 kWp. The annual production, estimated at 76 MWh, will be mostly consumed on-site (more than 80%), and the surplus will be bought by Enercoop and injected into the public distribution network.
What is special about this project?
Enercoop Hauts-de-France delivers the turnkey project and carries the entire investment (€95,000). The Biocoop shop will use the energy produced by the panels for its activities and will pay rent directly to the cooperative. The project will be realised in summer 2021 and commissioned in September
Producing your own energy; is that legal?
Self-consumption is part of the new production and consumption practices; it is one of the best examples of short-circuit operation, besides the short food supply chain. Yet, there are still many people who think that it is not legal to produce their own electricity, which is not true of course!
Still a lot of work to do!
There is great potential for self-consumption in peri-urban areas, for example, in commercial or industrial zones. These are areas where there are a lot of unused roofs that can easily accommodate this type of project.