Marseille, France [Power Engineering] E.ON has inaugurated the company’s first solar farm near the southern French town of Le Lauzet, some 150km north of Marseille. Once all sections have been completed, the solar farm will have a capacity of 5 megawatts occupying an area of more than 20 hectares.
The plant will then save more than 4270 tonnes of CO2 per year. Given its high levels of solar radiation the site in the region Alpes de Haute Provence is ideally suited for the generation of solar power. E.ON is expecting more than 1400 full-load hours per year.
The plant at Le Lauzet uses various modules made by different manufacturers. They include thin-film modules manufactured at E.ON’s production facility in Magdeburg, which was opened recently. The idea is to test the performance and efficiency of different modules under field conditions.
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