From pv journal in France
Volkswagen Group France (VGF), a unit of German automaker Volkswagen, has commissioned a PV plant in a carport at its headquarters in Villers-Cotterêts, within the Hauts-de-France area of northern France. .
The challenge consists of two 10 MW arrays overlaying a 15 hectare carpark. Xavier Chardon, chairman of the manager board of VGF, mentioned that the “photo voltaic cowl of [the] parking space is totally in line [its] GotoZero’s technique to cut back its carbon footprint.
Engie Inexperienced, the renewable power unit of French power group Engie, is growing and financing the €20 million ($21.8 million) set up. It’s going to function and preserve the plant for 32 years.
The French Ministry of Ecological Transition chosen the challenge via a young course of held between 2020 and 2021. The challenge additionally gained help via crowdfunding from native communities.
This carport marks the thirteenth Engie Inexperienced facility of its variety in France, changing parking heaps into inexperienced electrical energy manufacturing areas throughout 200 hectares. As of January 1, 2023, Engie Inexperienced operates 2.4 GW of wind farms and 1.7 GW of photo voltaic initiatives in France.
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