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Will Europe's largest photovoltaic installation soon be in the Alps?

Europe's largest photovoltaic installation is set to be built in the French département of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Negotiations have already taken place for the lease of the plot of land on which the installation is to be built, at an altitude of 1,000 m above sea level.
By 2009 the installation could have a capacity of 30-50 megawatt. This would make the plant, which is due to be built in the early summer of 2008, Europe's most powerful. The main benefit for the installation is its location: the area around Curbans is considered to be one of the sunniest on the French mainland. The project is expected to require investments of between 150 and 250 million euros.
Source: (fr)