Floating solar panels on a quarry lake

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Piolenc is the very first project developed by Laketricity (formerly Multimega, the development arm of the Ciel & Terre group). It is also the first French floating solar pilot, installed on the company’s own initiative.

The project was developed in collaboration with Akuo, who remained active during the development phase and made a significant contribution to the engineering of the project. The floating solar power plant is now operated by Akuo.

This installation was made possible thanks to the surface area offered by the quarry lake to accommodate floating solar panels. The town of Piolenc was thus able to reduce its carbon footprint, with 1,093 tonnes of CO2 avoided in the first year thanks to the production of renewable energy. In terms of equivalent energy consumption per household in France, the Piolenc project generates energy for more than 4,700 households.

After several years of project development and commissioning, the floating solar panels were able to generate electricity in Piolenc. The renewable energy produced is fed into the grid.

Our role on the project

  • Project development & management
  • Stakeholder consultation & building permit issuance
  • PPA negotiation & financing

17015 kWp Power generation capacity

39% Coverage ratio

About Piolenc project

Location Vaucluse, France
Capacity 17015 kWp
Domestic consumption equivalence 4733 homes
Tons of CO2 emissions saved 1093 tons
Operational start date October 2019
Application Quarry & mining lake

About the Quarry & mining lake

Pond size 43.8 ha
Maximum depth 12 m
Water type Fresh water
Power plant size 17 ha
% of coverage 39%

Technical specifications

Number of solar panels installed in Vaucluse 47264
Panels specifications 360 W, 60 cells, Trinasolar

About anchoring

Anchoring type At the bottom
Anchor type Concrete blocks

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