Oct 2, 2012 - French renewable energy group EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) said on Friday it had commissioned a solar power plant with an installed capacity of 60 MWp, located in Crucey in France's central region.
The solar facility, which is close to the city of Chartres, is equipped with some 741,150 next-generation thin-film photovoltaic panels, manufactured by First Solar.
The solar plant will generate enough electricity for the consumption of around 28,000 people. Moreover, the unit will contribute to the reduction of 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.
The photovoltaic plant was erected on the plot of land of a former NATO air base.
The power plant has been developed and built by EDF EN France and has been put into service gradually since May 2012. It will be operated and maintained by EDF EN Services, a subsidiary of EDF EN.