EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed two new contracts for photovoltaic
modules to further meet its solar energy development needs in 2008 with
Solarfun & Yingli Green Energy.
EDF Energies Nouvelles has placed a firm order of 17MWp and an option
for a further 5MWp of monocrystalline silicon modules with Solarfun,
and 7MWp and an option to order another 6MWp of polycrystalline silicon
modules with Yingli Green Energy.
The modules are for delivery
in 2008. They will be used to build ground- and building- integrated
photovoltaic plants expected to be brought into service in 2008 and
The utility company has previously been mainly active in
wind power, which currently accounts for more than 80% of its installed
capacity. However, since 2006 it has been increasing its solar power
footprint with projects which began in France but are now across Europe.