Easter Island

Renewable energy concept

The aim of the project is to define a concept to provide 100% renewable energy on Easter Island. Various solutions have been combined such as

  • Photovoltaics + short term storage (batteries) ;
  • Pyrolysis based on plastic wastes ;
  • Small wind farms, regarding landscape preservation ;
  • Fuel cell and plastic to hydrogen (long term storage).

Name of associated Consultants :
Swiss Hydrogen AG

Link to the reference sheet (right click and open)

  • Maître de l'ouvrage Race for Water foundation
  • Lieu Easter Island
  • Année de réalisation Janvier 2018 à mai 2018
  • Prestations Planair

    Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment :

    • Defining means and targets ;
    • Comparative energy mix study and sizing ;
    • Pro/cons of solutions ;
    • Identification of the most economical solutions ;
    • Communication and meetings.

    A scientific paper has also been written based on the modelling and simulation results of this study. This publication highlights the benefits of a diversified energy mix and aims to share this finding with the scientific community.