GDF Suez has signed an agreement to build the largest PV power facility in France. The energy provider, its joint venture partners and the Mayor of Curbans, Daniel Rolland, signed the Curbans-based project contract together. This project goes towards GDF Suez’s 2013 goal of achieving a diversified electricity production base with an installed capacity of 10,000MW.
The project will have an expected output of 33MWp, the system consisting of around 145,000 PV panels producing over 43 million kWh of energy annually. The facility will cover 150 acres at 3,280 feet altitude.
Financial partners EuroFideme 2 (Natixis Environnement & Infrastructure) and SEIEF (Dexia) will carry the financial investments committed for the project alongside GDF Suez, which will be responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the facility over a period of 20 years.
Commissioning for this project is scheduled for August 2011.