xStorage Home makes the city of Malaunay more sustainable

Discover how xStorage Home helps the city of Malaunay in Normandy (France), optimize their collective solar self-consumption and get them closer to their sustainability goals.

Malaunay, a sustainable city

The city of Malaunay has become in few years a reference as a sustainable city, in France as well as at international level. Focused on reaching the H2020 sustainability goals, Malaunay started their energy transition back in 2006. Malaunay is now the first city in France to use collective self-consumption further to the installation of xStorage Home and PV panels on the roofs of public buildings.

Through a smooth energy transition

Thanks to the xStorage Home system connected to the 135 sqm of solar tiles located on the roof of the church, the city can now localy produce its own clean energy, store it and reuse it in self-consumption when needed for the church. With a back up capacity of 9 hours, the energy storage system can also be used as backup to light up the church in the event of an outage. The installation can also powers up other public premises.

A more energy-efficient city

As of today, 70% of the city public buildings (nearly 19000 m2) are powered with renewable energy. On top of lowering their CO2 footprint, the city of Malaunay have also reduced their energy bills. Taking into account the year 2006 as a starting year and considering the rising energy costs, their energy bill this year should have reached EUR 419,000. Their energy bill was actually EUR 204,000. Since 2017, the city of Malaunay is part of the national association of the positive energy territories, focused on implementing a new energy model in France.

Lorsque nous avons décidé de nous lancer dans l’aventure de l’autoconsommation collective, nous étions à la recherche d’un partenaire capable de nous accompagner sur le plan technologique mais surtout d’une équipe motivée et volontaire pour s’investir à nos côtés dans ce projet unique en son genre. L’approche innovante d’Eaton nous a tout de suite séduits et c’est tout naturellement que notre choix s’est porté sur la solution xStorage Home.

Guillaume Coutey, maire de Malaunay

More sustainable cities in the future

What has been set-up in the city of Malaunay is a demonstration of what can be done to make our cities more sustainable in the future.

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