Akuo energises 8.7-MWp floating solar park in France

Jun 5, 2023 01:03 PM ET
  • French renewable power manufacturer as well as developer Akuo on Friday introduced the commissioning of a 8.7-MWp floating solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) park in Southwestern France's Haute-Garonne department.
Akuo energises 8.7-MWp floating solar park in France

Set up in the Cape Verde Lake in Occitaine area, the Cintegabelle plant is Akuo's second PV park and will be supplying electrical power to more than 2,000 residences annually. Its output is gotten by Octopus Energy under a non-prescription power purchase agreement (PPA) with a set price for two decades.

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony is because of be held in September.

The Cintegabelle project will certainly support Occitaine area's objective to quadruple its solar PV generation by 2030 as part of a bigger goal to end up being the initial positive energy area in Europe by 2050. The system was know with financial debt from Arkea Banque et Entreprises et Institutionnels, Caisse d'Epargne Aquitaine Poitou Charentes, Helia Conseil and MAIF Transition. Financial closing was achieved at end-2022.

Back in October 2019, Akuo brought on-line its first floating solar farm, the 17-MW O'Mega1 in the Vaucluse department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur area. The park was broadened to 22 MWp in dimension last summer. Akuo is currently dealing with its 3rd floating solar project, in Gouts, Les Landes department.

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