Solar Park in Cernay Powers Up With DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
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Solar energy is a growing focus for companies and countries around the world. At the DuPont facility in Cernay, France, corporate, entrepreneurial and civic interests have aligned in a solar power project that will generate enough electricity each year to power 2,000 local homes.
The 5 million kilowatt hours of electricity generated by the solar plant each year will be sold to energy provider Eléctricité Réseau Distribution France, under the terms of a twenty-year power purchase agreement. After that time, the electricity could be utilized by the Cernay manufacturing site.
For DuPont, the new solar installation – now the largest solar plant on DuPont land in the world – is part of its effort to address the growing demand for energy and helping to reduce the global dependence on fossil fuels, not only by developing enabling materials for solar energy, but by deploying solar energy where feasible at its facilities.
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