AES Solaire France officially launches first operating PV project in France


The plant's commercial operations began last December and it now produces enough electricity for about 600 households.

The plant is located on a former military site, which was used to store a nuclear missile from the mid 1960s until it was dismantled in the late 1990s. The mayor of Sault, AndrÈ Faraud commented: "We are pleased that the former military site was converted into a renewable energy project."

The electricity is sold to ElectricitÈ de France (EDF) under a long-term contract. The plant was financed by Credit Cooperative and was constructed under a turnkey contract by GES-Global Energy Services.