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).