Photovoltaic panels have begun to arrive at Engie’s Volgelsheim solar project in France, which has a capacity of 22 megawatts.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition picked the Volgelsheim project in the Haut-Rhin area, which borders Switzerland, as part of the first batch of solar tenders for the “energy transition of the territory of Fessenheim.”
The project is being developed by Société Centrale PV Volgelsheim, whose shareholders include Engie Green and the local business SAEM Vialis. The date for commissioning is August 2022.
The project is being built on a former military base, with a solar plant that will cover 20 hectares.
The total number of modules in the installation will be 41,472.
Vialis and Engie Green also announced that the 11.5MW Ligelios solar project was chosen as the winner of the most recent ministerial call for tenders, which was announced in early March.
The ground-mounted solar power station will be constructed on a degraded land on Colmar’s western outskirts.