Enfinity has finished work on its two largest ground-mounted French PV systems to date in the northern commune of Les Mées. Installation of the 12MW and 6.2MW systems was carried out by 350 construction workers and took nine months to complete.
The portfolio, which required investment of around €70 million, has now been acquired by the 'Doric Solar Provence' fund, although Enfinity will continue to operate and maintain the 36-hectare site and its 79,000 modules.
“The solar arrays had to be designed for the best energy output possible while avoiding any eyesore problems for the people of the Les Mées and Puimichel villages,” an Enfinity spokesperson said. “Enfinity took additional steps to integrate the photovoltaic arrays into the landscape with the novel idea of planting a variety of wild grasses at the sites to create a grazing area for sheep.”