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Siemens to build 6 solar PV plants in France

Siemens will do turnkey construction of 6 solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totalling 30 MWp in Les Mées in the province Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France.

The purchaser is Eco Delta Développement (EDD), a project developer for renewable energies, whose subsidiary Delta Solar is developing the solar PV park.

The solar PV plants are scheduled to go on line in stages starting in the summer of 2011.

“With this order we are entering in the French solar market," says René Umlauft, CEO of the Renewable Energy Division of Siemens Energy.

The market is expected increase from today’s 350 MWp installed solar plant capacity to as much as to 5.4 GWp in 2020.

As turnkey contractor Siemens will be responsible for all aspects of construction of the 6 solar PV plants, including civil works, supports, inverters, transformers, grid connection, control system and structures for the approximately 111,000 solar panels. The order includes an operation & maintenance (O&M) agreement.

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