Located on a former military site, AES Solaire France has launched its 1.2MW ground-mounted solar PV power plant. The Sault (Vaucluse), France, site previously housed a nuclear missile from the mid-1960s until it was dismantled in the late 1990s.
Kristen Panerali, AES Solar Country Manager for France stated, “This is our first operating solar PV project in France, an important market for AES Solar. We look forward to developing and operating new projects here.”
Commercial operations commenced in December of last year. The electricity generated from the plant is sold to Electricité de France (EDF) under a long-term contract. The plant was financed by Credit Cooperative and constructed under a turnkey contract with GES-Global Energy Services.