Paris, France [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDFEN) has announced the commissioning and official opening of the La Narbonnaise solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Aude region of France. With capacity of 7 megawatts (MW), the solar farm – built in 2008 – is the largest solar power plant currently in operation in mainland France.
Built on land owned by the Narbonne local community authority, the solar farm, which was originally announced in June, is located on industrial wasteland in the commune of Narbonne. The power plant has 95,000 PV generation modules using thin film technology. These modules were supplied by U.S. company First Solar.
“Solar energy has become one of our priorities. The La Narbonnaise power plant is an example of our mastery of innovative technology on a large scale. We would like to be able to set up power stations in regions other than in the very south of France, to allow the country to catch up with other markets and establish itself as a major solar energy market, generating investment, innovation and jobs,” said Pâris Mouratoglou, chairman of EDFEN.