Solar Power Plant of Lunel

Centrale solaire de Lunel
  • Place : Lunel
  • Power : 500 kWc
  • Commissioning : 2008
  • Emission of CO2 avoided : 139 t/year

The solar power plant of Lunel is the first ground-based solar plant in metropolitan France. An agreement was reached with a local shepherd for the maintenance of the site through grazing. A 25-sheep flock is present on site 7 months a year.

The site was developed by 7 local businesses and is regularly visited by local schools and students. The region also participated in the project through a financial support of 150,000 €.

The power produced is equivalent to the electrical needs of 250 households (excluding heating).

Solar Power Plant of Lunel
Lunel France