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Total Solar designs, builds and services ground-mounted photovoltaic power stations around the world. Here are a few examples.
In Zeeland, Netherlands, TOTAL SOLAR has developed and built a solar plant of 12 MW to feed the refinery without using the national electricity network.
There was two main chalenges :
The solar plan of ZEELAND produces today 12 GWh per year.
Over 80,000 solar panels covering a 25-hectare brownfield and powering 9,000 homes. The country has been diversifying its energy mix since the accident at Fukushima and is gravitating towards photovoltaic technology, which should account for 7% of Japan’s capacity by 2030.
The Total group has built and is operating one of the continent’s largest photovoltaic farms through its affiliate SunPower. This plant started up in March 2016 and is now supplying almost 75,000 South African homes with clean and sustainable electricity, while diversifying the energy mix in a country with enormous solar potential.
Total has built and is operating one of the world’s largest merchant solar power plants in the middle of the Atacama Desert. PV Salvador has been selling electricity to the Chilean grid since 2015. The area’s abundant sunlight and low construction costs enable this power station to sell its electricity at market prices.
Some 18,000 Oasis® 3 panels from SunPower cover the 12-hectare field by this former refinery (now a biorefinery). This farm produces enough electricity to power a town with a population of 13,000.