The archipelago of Guadeloupe comprises a handful of islands, for a total area of 1.628 km² and 405.739 inhabitants.
The island turns out to be partially decarbonised, producing 14 kW of solar energy for charging 6 electric vehicles and 2,5 MW of wind energy divided by 9 turbines + 9 lithium batteries of 500 kWh each. One of the problems that slow down the take-off of non-programmable renewable sources is the integration with the pre-existing transmission-distribution infrastructure, the obsolescence of which can limit the quantity of renewable energy that can be fed into the grid.
The wind farm has produced 2015 MWh / year of clean electricity since 6.400, equivalent to the consumption of 3.600 residents. In 20 years, it will avoid the emission of 101.700 tCO2 into the atmosphere.
On the small island of Désirade, a freight fleet of 6 electric drive vehicles, whose batteries (16 kWh, equal to 100-150 km / day) are recharged by photovoltaic energy. The $ 320 privately funded project created jobs for residents.