The 4.2MW solar project recently completed in Bessan, France by Solar Frontier and Belectric is the first solar project in France to use Solar Frontier’s thin-film CIS modules, marking the company’s entry into the French solar project market. The companies advised that the project saw Belectric install 29,931 thin-film CIS modules at the Bessan site and advised that it only took six weeks from planning through construction for the project to be completed.
“Our plan was based on a reliable installation concept used for several German projects in the past, each with excellent results,” said Jochen Meyer, general manager of Belectric France. “By lowering the inclination of the solar power plant’s modules, we were able to lower the profile of the power plant itself leading to better integration in the surrounding landscape. Solar Frontier was the right choice for us because their modules perform extremely well even under these conditions.”
Solar Frontier’s 140W all-black modules were installed at an incline of 15 degrees, which is lower than the more commonly 25 degrees. However, the company advised that the modules will still produce a high energy output, even at the lower tilt angle.