Sulzemoos, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Phoenix Solar has been commissioned by E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH to plan and build a solar power plant with a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW) in France. Following the recent establishment of Phoenix Solar’s French subsidiary, Phoenix Solar SAS, this project is the company’s first in the emerging French PV market.
Phoenix Solar will install the solar park near Le Lauzet in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region on a southern alpine slope at an altitude of 1,000 meters. The company will be using crystalline solar modules spread across a four hectare site to generate some two million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. Construction is scheduled to start end of October. The plant is expected to be connected to the grid before the end of the year.
“We are very pleased to be building our first megawatt project in France for E.ON Climate & Renewables. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise and our long-standing experience in building solar farms in the megawatt range also in this market, which is new to Phoenix Solar,” said Dr. Andreas Hänel, CEO of Phoenix Solar AG.