EDFEN To Build 7-MW Solar Farm in France

EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDFEN) has started construction of a 7-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on land belonging to municipal authorities in Narbonne, France. This is one of the largest solar farms currently under construction in France. It is scheduled to enter service by the end of 2008.

The ground-based plant is located on wasteland in the Malvezy industrial zone of Narbonne. According to EDFEN, construction is currently entering an active phase. The first structures supporting the solar panels are being put in place, as well as the inverters converting the direct current (DC) from the solar panels into alternating current (AC).

The 95,000 thin-film modules supplied for the project by First Solar will be delivered to the site in late July. Work is expected to be completed by autumn of this year. Commissioning of the systems is scheduled to take place by the end of 2008.

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