France’s largest photovoltaic plant to open

France’s largest photovoltaic plant to open

The French company Arkolia Energy has announced that the largest photovoltaic plant in France would be commissioning in less than a month by him. The company, originally of Herault, led this project on fallow land of 45 hectares in the commune of Soler, in Pyrénées-Orientales (66), and these are nearly 60,000 solar panels and 2500 trackers have been installed. Solar trackers are devices allowing the panels to be oriented to follow the sun in its course, and maximize performance. This is the Marseille Optimum Tracker company that provided such equipment and ensures they Arkolia energies should increase electricity production from 25 to 30%.
“This is the penultimate of seven plants delivered under our ASP3 program funded by CIC Paris and France in partnership with BPI. With ASP3 we produce about 50,000 MWh we autofinançons to the tune of € 8 million. This allows Arkolia Energies have raised over € 88 million since its inception, “said Jean-Sébastien Bessière, in charge of the project at Arkolia.
The site has required 25 employees of a local construction company based in Perpignan, and the center is expected to produce 24 GWh per year, the consumption of about 7,000 homes, according Arkolia energies. The delivery of this important center is done in time: it was announced for the first quarter 2016.