Beyond being an independent solar energy producer, Amarenco wants to be a player in the decarbonization and transformation of our economic model.
As part of the interministerial “Place au soleil” plan to increase solar power generation capacity in France, the Ministry of the Armed Forces launched a 3rd Call for Expressions of Interest (“AMI”) in February 2021. This AMI aims to make seven sites in metropolitan France available for the development of photovoltaic electricity production projects.
AMEL, a company created at the end of 2020 and equally owned by Amarenco France and Melvan, two companies specializing in the development, construction and operation of solar installations, won one of the sites proposed by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. The 13.7-hectare site is located in the Coëtquidan military camp in Morbihan, France.
In 2024, once the administrative authorizations have been obtained, a ground-mounted photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of around 10 MWp will be commissioned. It will produce 12,735 MWh/year, the equivalent of the annual consumption of 2,670 households.
While contributing to the development of renewable energies in the French electricity mix, the energy supplied by this photovoltaic installation will avoid the emission of the equivalent of 815 tons of greenhouse gases per year. An area of nearly 3 hectares will be carefully managed to preserve and promote the development of fauna and flora.
Olivier CARRÉ, co-founder and Director of Operations of Amarenco France said: : “We are honored to win this ground project alongside Melvan. It is a testimony of our will, within the Amarenco Group, to be a player capable of offering a complete panel of photovoltaic solutions: buildings, roofs, greenhouses, parking shades and ground-mounted plants, as this success shows.”
De son côté, Laurent ALBUISSON, co-Fondateur et Président de Melvan, a déclaré : “Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir remporté ce projet avec notre partenaire Amarenco, dans un contexte particulièrement concurrentiel. Ce succès d’AMEL à un AMI national est la consécration d’une collaboration stratégique des partenaires, de très bon augure pour les futures mises en concurrence. Cette victoire consolide l’ambition de
For his part, Laurent ALBUISSON, co-founder and President of Melvan, said: “We are very happy to have won this project with our partner Amarenco, in a particularly competitive context. This success of AMEL in a national tender is the consecration of a strategic collaboration of the partners, which bodes well for future competitions. This victory consolidates Melvan’s ambition to become a major player in the solar industry in France in the coming years.”