Orange will build a solar farm in Bercenay-en-Othe (Aube), the site of its satellite ground station.
The facility will be a collaboration with Reservoir Sun, a leading player in self-supply solar electricity systems for companies and local government.
The farm will cover a surface area of 50,000 m2, or the equivalent of seven football pitches, and have an installed capacity of 5 MW (1MW for self-consumption and 4MW for the grid).
Michaël Trabbia, interim CEO for Orange Wholesale and International Networks, states: “We are happy and proud to launch an ambitious local solar farm project at our Bercenay-en-Othe site. This solar farm reflects our additionality approach and is fully in line with our strategy to develop the use of low-carbon energies, in order to contribute to our environmental commitments. This project thus contributes to securing our energy supply while decarbonizing our activities.”