Trina Solar Limited announced today that it has supplied 17MW of PV modules to the floating PV plant in Europe.
The "O'MEGA 1" PV project has been developed by Akuo Energy under the specific constraints of the French CRE4.1 tender, won with Trina Solar low carbon footprint modules. Once operational, the plant located in Piolenc (Vaucluse) will produce 100% renewable energy covering the consumption of more than 4,700 households. The plant is spread over a 17-hectare property and will avoid the emission of roughly 11,100 tons of CO2 per year.
Eric Scotto, President and co-founder of Akuo Energy concludes: "O'MEGA 1 means multiple premieres for Akuo Energy: first floating solar power station in France; first time the group opens the capital of a project to individuals; and a common, first bank financing for floating solar. Through this societal project, we act as a global player in the energy transition and we hope to make this plant an example to follow. It is a great pride for us to be associated with all these actors who make it an exemplary and inspiring project."
Gonzalo de la Vina, Head of Module Business Europe at Trina Solar, says: "We are honored to have been chosen by Akuo for the largest floating solar system in Europe. This project developed under the specific constraints of the French CRE4.1 tender uses a competitive technical and economical solution, based on our low CO2 dual-glass monocrystalline PERC modules in combination with a Ciel et Terre floating structure. We trust this project will open doors to the further development of floating PV projects across France and Europe."