Voltalia wins 3.75-MW solar project in French tender
Solar shelter. Image by: Voltalia.
French renewable power producer Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has secured a 3.75-MW ground-mounted solar project in a domestic tender held by the French government.
The Montclar photovoltaic (PV) plant will be installed in a mountainous commune of Montclar in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, southern France. It will be equipped with 8,600 panels that will be capable of producing enough electricity to supply more than 2,500 inhabitants, Voltalia said on Wednesday.
The solar farm will cover an area of 4.2 hectares (10.4 acres). Voltalia noted that it will use an innovative metal structure to build the facility in order to suit the mountainous terrain. The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will help it estimate the benefits from innovations to be deployed.
At the end of June, Voltalia had 1,264.7 MW of installed capacity, the bulk of which comes from wind parks in Brazil. An additional 247.6 MW of plants are under construction.
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