Paris-based PV project developer Akuo Energy has commissioned Phoenix Solar to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction on its next two French solar systems.
Work on the two parks, situated in an undisclosed location in southern France, will begin this summer, with grid connection pencilled in for 2012. Each system will have a peak capacity of 12MW and generate 36 million kWh of electricity per annum.
“So far France is Phoenix Solar AG’s most important market in 2011. Together with the solar parks in Le Castellet and La Rouchouse, we have already generated a contract volume of well over €100 million this financial year. I am also delighted that this is our first opportunity of working together with Akuo Energy”, said Andreas Hänel, Phoenix Solar’s CEO.
“Clean renewable energy is the best way of covering our energy needs of today and tomorrow. At the same time, it helps us to avoid harmful CO2 emissions and gives us independence from increasingly expensive fossil energy sources”, added Romain Forest, Akuo Solar’s managing director. “We chose Phoenix Solar because they have the degree of commitment and the know-how we need for realising these flagship solar power plants.”