February 13 (Renewables Now) - Total Quadran, a subsidiary of French energy major Total SA (EPA:FP) has put on stream a 3-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the Occitanie region of Southern France.
The so-called ZABO plant is located in a retention basin in Beziers Ouest, Total Quadran said on Tuesday. Equipped with a sun tracking system, the facility is expected to be capable of generating almost 4.8 GWh of electricity annually, which will meet the consumption of about 2,600 residents.
The project was implemented after a call for the installation of PV capacity in neglected areas. The solar plant was built according to certain environmental requirements for preserving the biodiversity in the area and ecological monitoring will be conducted during the solar farm’s operational life, Total Quadran said.
As of end-January, Total Quadran had over 300 wind, solar, hydropower and biomass assets with a combined capacity of almost 900 MW.