TotalEnergies has announced that it has launched its largest PV solar power plant in France, with a capacity of 55 MW.
The solar farm, located northeast of Gien, comprises 126 000 PV panels spread over 75 hectares. The plant will produce around 64 GWh per year. The project includes participative financing of €2.2 million, to which 212 local residents contributed. TotalEnergies has also included measures to preserve biodiversity, including the creation of bat shelters and construction of a pond to promote amphibian reproduction.
TotalEnergies will operate and maintain the plant locally throughout its 30-year operating lifespan.
Thierry Muller, CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables France, said: “TotalEnergies confirms its commitment to the development of renewable energies in partnership with the regions. 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.”