France is building what will be the world’s largest solar power plant, producing 143 megawatts of power, according to an AFP (Agence France-Presse) story on Physorg.com.
The plant is being built by a green-energy subsidiary of the French energy company EDF called EDF-EN. It is being constructed on a 1,025 acre former NATO air force base at Toul-Rosieres in eastern France.
EDF plans to have the plant up and running in 2012.
The plant would produce more than double the wattage of the current largest solar power plant, in Olmedilla, Spain which pumps out 60 megawatts.
The 143 megawatt plant will produce enough energy to power 62,000 homes and, whe it goes online, will quadruple France’s solar energy output.
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