Voltalia 304 MW

Voltalia 304 MW

May 29 (Renewables Now) - French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has agreed to buy up to 304 MW of photovoltaic (PV) panels from China’s Wuxi Suntech Power Co Ltd. The parties have signed a non-exclusive framework agreement that calls for Voltalia to purchase the equipment until June 2019, the French firm said on Monday. It intends to use the solar panels for future solar parks it will build on behalf of its clients and also for its own capacities. Some of the PV parks that will be equipped with the Suntech products are the 32-MW Ra Solar farm in Egypt, which Voltalia secured last year, and the 50-MW Kopere plant in Kenya. Both projects are part of the French company’s portfolio. Just last week, it sealed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the Kopere project at the border of Kenya’s Nandi and Kisumu counties.