SunPower Corp. says that Akuo Solar, a subsidiary of Paris-based Akuo Energy, has ordered 75,000 SunPower solar panels for Akuo's planned 24 MW solar development. The project consists of two power plants that will be located in the Provence-Alps-Cotes d'Azur region in southern France.
The SunPower E19/320 W modules will be integrated into fixed-tilt, ground-mounted systems for both power plants. Construction has begun and is expected to be completed before year-end. When combined, the solar power plants are expected to generate about 36 GWh of electricity annually, according to SunPower's calculations.