Soregies brings live 2.9-MW floating PV array in France
Image by: Sergies (www.sergies.fr).
The renewables arm of French power supplier Soregies has put on stream a 2.87-MW floating solar system on a flooded quarry in France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
The photovoltaic (PV) array was installed at the site of an old, artificially flooded quarry owned by France's GSM Granulats in Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere, Vienne department. The project was realised with an investment of EUR 3 million (USD 3.5m), Soregies’s unit Sergies said last week. Around EUR 150,000 of the total was raised through a crowdfunding campaign among local residents and municipalities.
Equipped with recyclable modules by French manufacturer VMH Energies, the solar plant is expected to generate more than 3.3 GWh of electricity annually, or enough to cover the consumption of around 700 households.
Construction of the PV array was initiated last February. This is Sergies’ first floating solar project, the company says.
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