Solairedirect inaugurates Group’s largest solar farm in France, at Gréoux-les-Bains

The farm, that went into service in June 2017, covers an area of over 180 hectares.

Thanks to its 300,000 solar panels and its 50 electricity transformer stations on the 2 sites of Vallongue (88.5ha) and Coteau du Rousset (92.7ha), it will produce 128 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 85,000 people (excluding heating).

With a capacity of 82 MW, it will also avoid the equivalent of 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year to be released into the atmosphere.

ENGIE is the leader in the sector in France with total operated gross installed capacity of nearly 900 MW.

Whereas France plans to triple its solar capacity by 2023, ENGIE is aiming to increase its market share still further with an installed capacity target of 2.2 GW by 2021.