The PV materials manufacturer DuPont has completed a 4.5MW array at its Cernay facility in France.
It is the largest of the company’s 13 PV installs on its own land. It is also the largest ground-mounted PV site in Alsace region of the country.
The site includes 18,400 JinkoSolar panels featuring DuPont’s Solamet metalisation pastes and its Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film-based backsheets.
The six hectare project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with energy provider Eléctricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF).
“The solar park in Cernay is a prime example of DuPont demonstrating its commitment to develop collaborative and innovative solutions and helping to ensure a more energy secure future,” said Martin Virot, country leader, DuPont France. “We are pleased to see this project realized in France, leveraging our advanced materials to ensure a well-performing, long-term source of electricity as we strive to meet the growing global energy demand more sustainably.”
According to DuPont, the Cernay project is expected to provide an annual carbon offset of 1,916 tonnes.
DuPont has now installed a total of 8.2MW across 13 owned sites.