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MYRTE a terrestrial example of our vessel’s energy system

In order to get the most out of the latter, a group of researchers, engineers, and students came up with the MYRTE platform, a land-based application of the energy model used by Energy Observer.

Energy Observer's crew meet the Myrte Project in Corsica

In Corsica, solar and wind power is limited to 30% in order to mitigate an eventual electrical shortage. To optimize these energies and respond to the ever-increasing demand for energy, the University of Corsica, in conjunction with the Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA) and HELION, has developed MYRTE, a solution which utilizes hydrogen to revalue the surplus of renewable energy during peak production, in order to restore it to the network during spikes in demand.

  • A member of the Myrte project
  • Myrte's solar panels
  • Myrte Energy Storage platform
  • Myrte Energy Storage platform

The Mission for Renewable Hydrogen for Integration in the Electrical Network (MYRTE) is simply a terrestrial application of Energy Observer’s power system: the platform is composed of an electrolyzer that produces hydrogen and oxygen from water molecules during hours of low consumption. A fuel cell is then used to convert the hydrogen into electricity to power the network during times of high demand, like in the evening when the solar panels are inactive.