The Gien photovoltaic solar power plant will have a capacity of 55 megawatts, producing around 64 gigawatt hours per year.
“This commissioning contributes to France’s energy transition and constitutes an additional step towards our objective of reaching 4 GW of renewable production capacity by 2025”, declared Thierry Muller, CEO of TotalEnergies Renouvelables France.
“It reinforces our commitment to be a major player in renewable energies in France.
The project includes crowdfunding, where 212 locals have helped bring 2,200,200 € (US $ 2.5 million) to the plant, and protection of biodiversity with measures to create shelters for bald people. -mouse and promote the reproduction of amphibians.
TotalEnergies will operate the plant for its 30-year lifespan and expects the project to keep more than 550,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
TotalEnergies has stepped up its investments in renewable energies, with a protocol of agreement with the General Electricity Company of Libya to develop 500 MW of solar power in the country.
The company has also won a total of 707 MW of solar projects in the last ten bidding periods of the Energy Regulatory Commission tender.
TotalEnergies plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, hoping to reach 35 GW of gross generation capacity from renewable sources by 2025 and 100 GW by 2030.