EDF Energies Nouvelles has inaugurated the 115 MW Toul-Rosieres solar power plant in the Lorraine region of eastern France. The project involved decontamination and conversion of a former military base.
The plant is equipped with approximately 1.4 million thin-film photovoltaic panels manufactured by First Solar. As part of site clean-up work, asbestos was removed from 170 buildings, 280 buildings were demolished, oil tanks and several kilometers of networks were emptied and 8,000 tons of polluted soil were cleared.
Initiated in 2009, the power plant project was developed and built by EDF EN France and has been commissioned gradually since May 2012. Operations and maintenance are managed by EDF EN Services, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.