The three ground-mounted PV projects submitted by RES to the fourth call for tender by the Energy Regulation Commission (AO CRE4) in France were all successful.
- The Loudia project, in the Côtes-d’Armor county (department 22), for an installed capacity of 5 MWp. This project, the result of a tender initiated by the municipality in 2010, will enhance the site of the former municipal landfill of Tilivet, closed since 2001.
- The Brouville project, in the Vaucluse county (department 84), for an installed capacity of 2.65 MWp. This project will be built on the site of a former French nuclear defence base and is part of a redeployment project for the Plateau of Albion, largely oriented towards renewable energy, in partnership with the local authorities.
- The Rouan St Prim project, in the Ariège county (department 09), for an installed capacity of 5 MWp. This project is located on the former quarry of Rouan-Siadoux which was operated by BGO Colas. The construction permit was obtained in just 7 months thanks to close collaboration with the municipality of Saverdun.
The combined capacity of these three solar farms will reach 12.65 MWp for a planned production of more than 16,000 MWh a year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 7000 people and will prevent the emissions of 432,000 kg of CO2 a year.
Residents who wish to be actively involved in the energy transition will have the opportunity to invest in these three solar PV projects through crowd-funding.
Pierre-Yves Barbier, Solar Project Director for RES, commented:
“RES aims to be a major player in solar development in France in the coming years. To achieve this goal, we can count on a growing team of more than 20 employees dedicated exclusively to solar and our network of offices across France (Avignon, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Paris and Lyon), as well as the support of the RES group internationally, at the origin of more than 16 GW of projects developed, including 1 GW of solar.”
These new solar projects are in addition to the 70 MW already won in previous French solar tenders and allow RES to continue its active development of this growing sector, to meet the energy needs of tomorrow.
RES is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies, at the forefront of the renewable energy sector since the early 1980s. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s largest independent renewable energy developers.
In France, RES is responsible for more than 750 MW of onshore wind farms and ground-mounted solar power plants installed or under construction. Globally RES has developed and/or built more than 16 GW of renewable energy capacity and manages 3GW of operating assets for a range of clients.