Twinsolar

Bridging the research gaps on solar energy to accelerate the energy transition in La Reunion

Focusing on solar forecasting and smart management of energy systems, TwInSolar aims at building a smart microgrid and at empowering the R&I community in the tropical and remote island of La Reunion

Our objectives

Through twinning activities with top research centers in solar energy, bridging the research gaps to allow massive solar integration, focusing in particular on the development of forecasting and smart management of energy systems

Building partnerships and reinforcing capacities to increase the participation of the University of La Reunion and the R&I community of La Reunion in Horizon Europe and the ERA on the long term

Capitalizing on the project experience and sharing the improved knowledge on solar energy in tropical climates, insular and remote areas, with other insular territories facing similar challenges

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Solar energy in La Reunion

La Reunion, a tropical island located in southern part of the Indian Ocean, benefits from high sunshine throughout the year, which makes it an ideal place to develop solar energy.

Solar potential

La Reunion experiences one of the best solar potentials in the world, with a yearly global horizontal irradiance up to 2000 kWh/m² on the coastal part.

Solar plants

Solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic (PV) systems are already widespread in La Reunion. 70% of households are equipped with solar domestic hot water and PV represented approximately 25% of the total installed capacity of electricity generation in 2022.

Energy transition

La Reunion is committed on an ambitious energy transition with the objective of energy autonomy by 2030. A first step is about to be achieved in 2024 with 100% renewable electricity.

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Stay informed of the latest news and events related to our TwInSolar project and solar energy in La Reunion.

Découvrez l’expérience d’Iltrice et Maxime, élèves ingénieurs à l’Université de La Réunion, en stage au DTU

Découvrez l’expérience d’Iltrice et Maxime, élèves ingénieurs à l’Université de La Réunion, en stage au DTU

Le partenariat étroit entre l’Université de La Réunion et DTU, dans le cadre du projet TwInSolar, a permis…

Discover our new publication on Probabilistic Forecasts

Discover our new publication on Probabilistic Forecasts

TwInSolar partners are happy to share with you the latest publication related to the project: “Probabilistic Solar Forecasts…

TwInSolar partners get back to (Summer) school

TwInSolar partners get back to (Summer) school

From the 21st to the 25th of August, TwInSolar partners, accompanied by 13 researchers from the University of…

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