“Lumiollis” is the first experiment to be created within the context of the “Model administration” plan for consumption of self-produced electricity from solar power. The only experiment of its kind in France to light a DRIEA building (Regional and Interdepartmental Directorate of Equipment and Development for Ile de France area) located at the heart of the 15th district of Paris, rue Miollis, thus testifying to the administration’s desire to reduce its electric bill.
AN INNOVATORY AND EXEMPLARY OPERATION
The “Lumiollis” demonstrator is an innovative operation, since electricity production using photovoltaic panels is used for DRIEA’s own consumption and not re-injected into the electricity distribution network, as is usually the case.
This operation is exemplary on several levels. Indeed, in accordance with one of the objectives of energy transition, it comes within the scope of the energy saving policy, enabling buildings to be made partially or totally self-sufficient in terms of energy. It is also the fruit of a partnership undertaken between DRIEA and the S2E2 cluster, enhancing the value of French companies, members of the cluster and experts in the field of R&D linked to the building (AINELEC, EasyLi, Néolux and Revame).
THE SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS IN THE LUMIOLLIS PROJECT
Two phases were necessary to pull the project off:
- A study phase, which enabled the demonstrator to be proportioned, the electrical system to be specified and to see if the economic model could be replicated in the future.
- A second phase of work, which consisted of setting up the demonstrator to power the lighting, using LEDs, via photovoltaic panels positioned on the building’s roof terrace.
WHAT IS THE “LUMIOLLIS” DEMONSTRATOR?
The “Lumiollis” experiment combines several types of technologies. This demonstrator includes electric production from solar panels (4 kWc), storage using Lithium-ion batteries associated with intelligent management of the charge/discharge and the installation of 80 low-energy LED lights.
Supported by four French companies (Ainelec, EasyLi, Neolux and Revame), the “Lumiollis” demonstrator is intended to be a showcase for encouraging the development of this type of technological innovation.
INAUGURATION OF THE “LUMIOLLIS” DEMONSTRATOR:
1ST EXPERIMENT IN CONSUMPTION OF SELF-PRODUCED ENERGY IN PARIS
On 24 January 2014, the DRIEA, in collaboration with the S2E2 cluster, organised in Paris the inauguration of the “Lumiollis” demonstrator in the presence of Philippe MARTIN, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy, Jean DAUBIGNY, prefect of the Ile-de-France and Paris region, as well as the director of DRIEA, Jean-Claude RUYSSCHAERT.
This inauguration gathered together nearly 150 people, including around twenty journalists, enabling substantial media coverage (Le Moniteur, les ECHOS, EUROPE 1… a spot on TF1 8pm news programme) highlighting the innovative character of the “Lumiollis” project.
AINELEC, EASYLI, NEOLUX LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS AND REVAME
DID YOU KNOW?
- Lumiollis equates to a saving of nearly 80% in terms of lighting the DRIEA building.
- The term “Model administration” sets behavioural principles and an ecologically/socially responsible purchasing policy and consists, for the State, of integrating environmental concerns in its activities.
- The DRIEA wishes to bring this system into general use across all its buildings and set an example in terms of consumption of self-produced energy.