SunPower secures 27 out of the total 33 awards under France’s ZNI Tender

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SunPower has announced that it was selected to provide 39.1 megawatts of solar photovoltaic technology under the French government’s tender for supplying the country’s ZNI (non-interconnected zones) with renewable energy and storage.

The company secured 27 out of the total of 33 awards, or 76 percent, under the tender program. As part of the tender program, SunPower developed and will design and build five solar power installations in Corsica and the French West Indies, which will include battery storage technology.

SunPower was selected to supply 20.7 megawatts of its high efficiency solar panels. Additionally, the company will design and build five development projects, totaling 18.4 megawatts of solar with battery storage. All of the projects are expected to be operational by mid-year 2019.

“SunPower applauds the French government for promoting solar power development in the ZNI, and its forward-thinking approach to integrating battery storage with these projects to provide a more resilient, reliable and sustainable utility grid infrastructure,” said SunPower Executive Vice President Eduardo Medina. “With experience deploying more than six gigawatts of solar technology around the world, SunPower is committed to working with our customers to deliver the most innovative, high performance solutions to maximize long-term energy output, cost-effectively and sustainably.”

In Corsica, SunPower will build two solar power plants of approximately five megawatts each, and one 1.5-megawatt rooftop solar power system. All three projects, totaling 11.3 megawatts, are being developed in partnership with Corsica Sole.

The company has more than 2.5 gigawatts of solar power plants operating or under contract around the world.

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