29 Sep '15, 11am

Europe’s largest solar park connected to the grid

PV Tech visited the Cestas site earlier this month and will publish a blog this week. Credit: Gimball Prod The largest solar park in Europe, a 300MW project developed by France-based firm Neoen near Bordeaux, has been connected to the grid. Neoen started developing the EUR360 million (US$404 million) park 10 months ago on a 250-hectare site at Cestas in south-western France. The park will be able to produce enough electricity for 250,000 people, the equivalent of the neighbouring city of Bordeaux. If heating is included this number comes down to 150,000 people, Neoen project manager Guilhem de Tyssandier told PV Tech. A consortium composed of Eiffage, its subsidiary Clemessy, Schneider Electric and Krinner, was in charge of the works and construction of the park, which was separated into 25 separate plants of 12MW each. At the height of operations, there were 250 workers o...

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