The construction of a photovoltaics plant with an output of 14.7 MWp began last week in the former fortress city of Decize, located in central France. The project was developed by the French Energiequelle subsidiary P&T Technologie in cooperation with EREA Ingenierie and won the CRE 4.6 tender in September 2019. A particular requirement of the invitation to tender was to comply with a strict ecological footprint of no more than 450 kg equivalent CO2/kWp for the modules.
Over the next few months, around 36,000 modules with 405 Wp will be constructed by the Chinese manufacturer Talesun on 15.6 hectares. The French group Bouygues SA will carry out the construction from the access point to the transfer station. Construction management is carried out by P&T Technology.
The initial operation is scheduled for July 2021.
The electricity produced will be remunerated at 5.15 cents per kWh, which has been secured for 20 years. The forecast annual yield is approx. 16.2 million kWh. This corresponds to the supply of 6,750 two-person households per year.
In the last few years, Energiequelle has implemented photovoltaics plants in Germany, Spain and Italy. The company is currently in charge of the management of 22 plants.