Total wants to install a solar farm of 8 ha, 17 MWc, in Center Finistère
October 13 2018 A public inquiry has just been launched for the installation of a photovoltaic power plant at Laz, in the Center Finistère. The project is led by Total Solar, a division of the Total group. It would power 10 000 homes in electricity, excluding heating. The prefecture will decide whether or not to grant a building permit, the 25 October 2018.
On the fence of the quarry of Plessis, in Laz (Finistère), exploited from 1975 to 2013, a sign indicates the opening of a public inquiry, the 24 September 2018. At stake is a photovoltaic power plant project led by Total Solar, a Total group company specializing in solar energy.
This future tenant sees the land interest of the site, according to Paul Azibert, in charge of the project for the subsidiary: "One can find an economic profitability in the north of France. Large unexploited spaces represent land that is compatible with projects of this type ".
October 25, at the end of the investigation, the prefecture of Finistere will choose to grant or not, a building permit.
This solar farm will consist of 38 880 panels of 435 W each, spread over 8 ha, for 24 ha operated by the company.
Average production would reach 25,18 GWh per year, the equivalent of the annual consumption of more than 10 000 homes, excluding heating.
The subsidiary Total Solar has chosen to set up mobile tracker panels that follow the curve of the sun to optimize capture: "They allow nature to get back on top once the job is done, because they are installed at 2 m ground, unlike the fixed panels, "says Paul Azibert.
A significant ecological stake. The quarry is located in the heart of the Black Mountain ZNIEFF *. Total Solar wishes to minimize the environmental impact of the site and the plant in service "for at least 30 years".
Priority to safety
Eric Le Roux, co-owner of Carrières du Plessis comments: "Our real motivation is to close the access of the quarries to the walkers, who pass our barriers". Quarries pose a high risk of rockfall and drowning because of the lakes in their center. "The plant will be fenced and under video surveillance, which will secure the site."
Ideally, the project would start in 2020 and end one year later, by the electrical connection operated by ENEDIS, a subsidiary of EDF, for a total investment of 17 million euros.
* ZNIEFF: natural areas of ecological, faunistic and floristic interests.