With its name change from Total to TotalEnergies amid its transition from fossil fuels, the major oil company is investing more in renewables
Paris, November 30 - Neftegaz.RU.
The photovoltaic solar power
plant, located northeast of Gien, comprises 126,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels spread over 75 hectares.
TotalEnergies teams will operate and maintain the plant locally throughout its planned 30-year operating life.
The solar farm will have a capacity of 55 MW, the solar array is expected to generate around 64 GWh a year, corresponding to the annual needs of 38 000 people.
The project includes participative financing, where 212 residents of the region helped contribute $2.5 million to the plant, and protecting biodiversity
with measures to create bat shelters and promote amphibian reproduction.
Thierry Muller, CEO of TotalEnergies
Renewables France, said:
- TotalEnergies once again confirms its commitment to the development of renewable energies in partnership with the regions
I would like to thank all of the project stakeholders who helped develop our largest solar farm in France
This commissioning contributes to France’s energy transition and is a further step towards our goal of reaching 4 GW of renewable generation capacity by 2025
It reinforces our commitment to be a major player in renewable energy in France
As of the end of September 2021, TotalEnergies said its gross renewable
generation capacity is 10 GW.
The company aims to increase its gross renewable electricity capacity to 35 GW by 2025 and 100 GW by 2030.