First Solar to supply PV modules totaling 106.5 MW for utility-scale projects in France
First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, U.S.) on February 16th, 2017 announced that French solar photovoltaic (PV) company Photosol has selected its thin film modules to power 14 utility-scale solar PV plants with a total capacity of 106.5 MW.
The projects – developed and owned by Photosol – are part of the third procurement round initiated by France’s Commission de Régulation de l’Energie.
43 MW PV project will be located in Burgundy
The PV plants will be located in central and southwest France, and will range from 4.5 MW to 43 MW in capacity. The largest project will be located in Burgundy, with Jayme da Costa Energie, a French subsidiary of Jayme da Costa Group, a leading Portuguese engineering firm, providing the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for all the projects.
When completed, the PV plants are expected to supply almost 134,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar power to the French electricity grid in their first year of operation; enough electricity to power 23,000 average French households.
These projects bring Photosol’s total portfolio of PV plants, powered by First Solar modules, to almost 155 MW. Upon completion, they will take First Solar’s total installed capacity in Europe up to approximately 4.5 GW.