Boralex compensations French solar floater

Dec 8, 2021 12:33 PM ET
  • 12MW plant consists of more than 43,000 panels mounted on a water body at a previous crushed rock pit
Boralex compensations French solar floater
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Boralex has actually appointed its initial floating solar farm, in Peyrolles-en-Provence, in France.

The 12MW plant contains greater than 43,000 panels mounted on a 12-hectare "island" in the Chapeliers basin, a former gravel pit undertaking redevelopment.

The project was selected under the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE 4) call for tenders for duration seven and also benefits from a feed-in premium contract for twenty years.

The floating solar project stems from the idea by products firm Durance Granulats and district Peyrolles-en-Provence to recondition a crushed rock pit on the Chapeliers site, which had gotten to the end of its operating life.

Durance Granulats and also Peyrolles-en-Provence involved Boralex in 2016 to create a project and the developer released specific researches to specify and qualify the environmental, landscape as well as technical issues to develop a project with a sustainable technological service that is very easy to operate.

In addition, with a collaboration in between Boralex and also the Institut National de l'Energie Solaire (INES), the solar facility will be kept track of, with a concentrate on details dimensions for a minimum of the initial 3 years of operation.

This research study will certainly contribute to boosting floating solar modern technology as well as allow for the optimisation of the overall performance of the site.

" The Peyrolles-en-Provence project is the result of comprehensive design work as well as assessments with stakeholders," stated Nicolas Wolff, vice president and also basic supervisor of Boralex Europe.

" Our teams were able to take advantage of this ingenious technology to use a technico-ecological remedy adjusted to its native environment, and also therefore satisfy the needs shared by Durance Granulats and also the district of Peyrolles-en-Provence.

" We are proud to see the site now producing its initial electrons."

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