Renewable energy company Ciel & Terre has commenced the construction of an 11-MWp floating solar park situated on a quarry lake in Saint-Savin commune, Vienne department, within the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of western France. This project marks the pioneering use of the latest iteration of Ciel & Terre's Hydrelio aiR Optim technology in the country.
The Hydrelio aiR Optim technology is based on a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) floating structure, designed to accommodate photovoltaic (PV) modules of up to 670 W in size. Having been successfully deployed in Brazil, India, and the Netherlands, this cutting-edge technology is expected to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the Saint-Savin floating solar plant.
The development of the Saint-Savin project was a collaborative effort between Energ'Isere, Ciel & Terre, and GenSun, with Ciel & Terre handling the project on a turnkey basis. This involves the company overseeing the supply and installation of the floating structure and its anchoring.
Ciel & Terre has ambitious plans for the future, aiming to realize a 100-MWp portfolio of floating solar projects across Europe in the current year, with several projects already in various stages of construction. This initiative aligns with the company's commitment to advancing solar energy solutions and expanding their footprint in the renewable energy sector.