Energiequelle breaks ground on 14.7-MWp French solar park
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Energiequelle GmbH has initiated the construction of a 14.7-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in France, secured in a domestic renewables tender last year.
The German renewables developer will install 36,000 modules at a site in the former fortress city of Decize, central France. The PV modules, of 405 Wp each, will be supplied by China’s Talesun.
French construction group Bouygues SA will be in charge of the power plant’s construction, with initial operations aimed to be launched in July 2021.
Energiequelle’s local subsidiary P&T Technologie and French peer EREA Ingenierie are the developers of the project. The scheme was one of the winners in the CRE 4.6 tender held in September 2019, securing a 20-year contract at a tariff of EUR 0.0515 (USD 0.062) per kWh.
Once up and running, the PV farm will be capable of producing around 16.2 million kWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply 6,750 two-person households.
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