Q Energy gets permit to set up 66-MW floating solar park in France

Aug 31, 2022 08:33 AM ET
  • Q Energy on Tuesday claimed it has actually been given the thumbs approximately construct France's biggest floating solar power plant, a 66-MW facility that will certainly be found on a former quarry in the northeastern part of the country.
Q Energy gets permit to set up 66-MW floating solar park in France

The project was developed by Q Energy France, a subsidiary of lately developed Q Energy Solutions SE and formerly the French service of UK-based renewables designer RES Group that was acquired last year by Korean group Hanwha Solutions Corp (KRX:009830), the parent of photovoltaic panels maker Q Cells.

Q Energy secured the 66-MW project in the current PPE2 tender of the French federal government. With a dealt with toll and also a preparation permit in place, the Les Ilots Blandin advancement is currently ready to begin building and construction in the very first half of 2023, with commissioning due in mid-2024. It will contain a number of islands that will be anchored to the banks or the bottom of 127 hectares (314 acres) of previous gravel pits.

The installation is also the second biggest authorized in Europe so far, according to the announcement.

Q Energy France claims it has a growth pipe of over 200 MWp of floating solar projects.

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