Iberdrola has been awarded its first floating solar power project in France, with a total capacity of 25MW, following a call for tenders issued in 2022 by Kurtzenhouse municipality, in Alsace. The floating solar power plant will be developed, built and operated by Iberdrola on the basin of the Bischwiller gravel pit, part of which is owned by the municipality of Kurtzenhouse. The site is operated by Eqiom Granulats, which extracts and markets sand and gravel of alluvial origin. During the construction and operation phase of the plant, Iberdrola will consider the presence of these activities and ensure their continued operation.
The floating solar power plant will occupy an area of approximately 13.5 hectares of the 28 hectares available on the site. In January, Iberdrola began environmental and technical studies to determine and choose the most suitable technological solution for the project and the site, which will be completed in early 2024. The application for a building permit is expected to be submitted in spring 2024 and commissioning in late summer 2026.
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