Jul 9, 2014 - German solar and wind projects developer Juwi AG on Tuesday said it had opened a 25-MW photovoltaic park in the French Pyrenees, the largest solar project built by the company in France until now.
With nearly 300,000 panels, the Ortaffa park will produce 35.5 GWh a year for 10,000 households. The facility was subdivided into 10 sections to minimise the impact on the environment and preserve the nature. Financial details on the project were not given.
So far Juwi has installed 170 MW in France, including nine wind farms and 13 solar parks.
In the middle of June the French energy minister Segolene Royal presented a bill under which the country will seek to boost the share of renewables in its total power production to 40% and to 32% of its total energy demand by 2030. The new legislation is also intended to simplify the legal procedures for the wind sector and thus cut the time needed for constructing wind farms.
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