The Avignonet-Lauragais solar park in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France was officially commissioned by Boralex with town and company officials on hand to celebrate. The 4.5MW solar park is the first solar farm that Boralex has completed and sits beside a 12.5MW wind farm making the Avignonet-Lauragais site one of the first mixed renewable energy spots in France.
“With the start-up of our first solar park, Boralex is again diversifying its sources of energy and furthering its growth,” says Patrick Lemaire, president and chief executive officer of Boralex. He adds that “this first step into solar power will not be our last: our next ones will be made carefully, based on our experience with this first project, in order to create a place for ourselves in this industry in France or elsewhere.”
Q-Cells provided 20,320 PV panels for the 32.12 acre site and was responsible for the engineering and construction of the solar park. The solar farm is expected to generate 5,000MWh of electricity for the first ten years of its operation.