The future solar park at Annet-sur-Marne will be one of the biggest photovoltaic projects in the Île-de-France region.
On 15 February 2018, ECT won a contract with the CRE (the French national electricity board) relating to the construction of a solar energy plant in the commune of Annet-sur-Marne (77). This solar park project will be carried out as part of a partnership with the Akuo Energy company, which specialises in the development of renewable energy.
The solar park at Annet-sur-Marne will be one of the biggest solar projects to be completed in the Île-de-France region. It will have a peak output of about 17 MW. This output is the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 3,800 homes in the Île-de-France.
A site suitable for the installation of a solar energy park
The 112 acres for the solar energy park are at Annet-sur-Marne (77), about half a mile west of the town centre. The selected terrain has excellent daily insolation (exposure to sunshine) thanks to its southerly aspect, with no shade zones. This makes it possible to install a large solar park.
Also, the higher altitude of the selected terrain makes for easier landscaping. The vegetation already present on site will be retained but tree cover on the slopes will be made denser, in particular by planting oak and hornbeam, species which are present in the adjoining Saint-Martin wood.