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TotalEnergies has brought online its largest solar power plant in France

With its name change from Total to TotalEnergies amid its transition from fossil fuels, the major oil company is investing more in renewables

TotalEnergies has brought online its largest solar power plant in France

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.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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