“An industrial approach is key to the performance of complex major solar farm projects. Meanwhile, innovations such as floating PV, agrivoltaic and awning systems mean that these renewable energies can be rolled out in the heart of local areas without taking up additional space. These immediately available solutions will be able to produce cheap energy and give access to the fuel of tomorrow: green hydrogen. This forms part of a virtuous circle from solar power to hydrogen.”
Managing Director Energy & Services, Bouygues Construction
employees working on the project
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Bifacial solar panels
With bifacial solar panels, electricity can be generated on both faces of the solar module, which increases the total quantity of energy produced. They also convert the sun’s rays reflected by the ground into energy when it is captured by their back face.
Commissioning of France’s second floating photovoltaic power plant
Bouygues Energies & Services has installed 8,000 solar panels on the Saint-Maurice-la-Clouère artificial lake in west central France, in a 7-hectare disused quarry. The 2.87 MWp plant will be able to produce the equivalent annual electricity consumption of 700 households (excluding heating).
500 GW of solar capacity already installed worldwide
equal to 2.1% of the world’s electricity consumption. In France: 9 GW installed producing the equivalent of 2.6% of electricity consumed. Solar power is experiencing very strong growth in Australia thanks to one of the highest levels of sunshine in the world and a support policy initiated in 2001.