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.