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Ciel & Terre Building 11 MW Floating PV Project In France & More From Fortis, Soltec, ABO

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Ciel & Terre’s 11 MW floating solar power plant is coming up on a gravel pit in France’s Saint-Savin region. (Photo Credit: Ciel & Terre)

Ciel & Terre’s 11 MW French floating solar power plant under construction; Fortis to build 2 GW renewables and green hydrogen projects in the Balkans; Soltec sells 850 MW DC projects in Denmark; ABO Wind commissions 18.5 MW PV in Germany. 

11 MW floating solar plant in France: Floating solar technology company Ciel & Terre has begun construction of an 11 MW floating PV project in France’s Saint-Savin, southeast of Lyon. Developed by Energ’Isère, this project is coming up on a gravel pit by construction company GenSun. Ciel & Terre said this is the 1st French floating solar power plant to use its aiR Optim technology for its construction, which is a flexible floating system. On completion, it says the project will form a single island in the middle of the lake. Ciel & Terre said its EMEA team has signed 100 MW capacity for 2024, some of which are already under construction in Europe. 

Fortis Energy’s 2 GW plans: Turkish renewable energy company Fortis Energy has announced plans to build up to 2 GW renewable energy projects in the Balkans. The list comprises solar PV, wind energy, biogas and green hydrogen projects. The largest of this chunk with 1.035 GW is coming up in Serbia, followed by 644 MW in Albania, 252 MW in Bosnia-Herzegovina and 40.6 MW in North Macedonia. All the projects are currently at various development stages. Fortis targets to bring these projects online within the next 5 years. Its current portfolio comprises 200 MW of solar, wind, geothermal, biogas and green hydrogen investments. 


Soltec’s Danish PV portfolio has been acquired by the Energy Transition Fund I of the CIP. (Photo Caption: Soltec)

Soltec offloads Danish projects: Spanish solar company Soltec has sold 100% of its Danish PV portfolio of projects at an early stage of development to the Energy Transition Fund I of the CIP (CI ETF I). The combined potential installed capacity of these projects is 850 MW DC with most of these in Jutland. CIP plans to develop, build and operate these assets to provide renewable energy for ETF I’s Danish Power-to-X projects. 

ABO Wind

ABO Wind says the 13.4 MW Niederkirchen Solar Project is the company’s largest PV plant in Germany to date. (Photo Credit: ABO Wind)

ABO Wind’s largest German solar park: German renewables company ABO Wind has grid-connected a total of 18.5 MW solar PV capacity in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate region. It includes a 5.1 MW project in Zerf. The 13.4 MW Niederkirchen facility is the company’s largest PV project in Germany to date, added ABO. It is also working on larger PV projects whose construction is expected to start in 2024 that will bring online ‘several hundred megawatts of PV output.’ The Niederkirchen community receives a share of €0.2 /kWh fed in that adds up to around €31,000/ year, it stated. The local community in Zerf also benefits from the municipal tax of €0.2/kWh with an annual income of around €10,000. The Zerf project is being taken over by the ÖKORENTA Group. 

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