A solar power plant project in France raised €575,000 in ten days
In just ten days, $621,000 were raised locally to finance the construction of the Gabardan solar power plant in Losse. This record of participative investment achieved by Reden Solar and the Lendosphere platform reinforces New Aquitaine’s regional leadership in solar energy. The Landes plant will produce the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 8,000 French people within a year.
Faced with an unfinished project due to insufficient financing, the Lot-et-Garonne photovoltaic energy producer Reden Solar opted for participatory financing, crowdfunding, to carry out the Gabardan solar power plant project in the commune of Losse, in the region of Landes.
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The amount of $621,000 (€575.000) was collected from 131 people
With the $621,000 (€575,000) raised in just ten days on the Lendosphere platform, Reden Solar exceeded its initial goal by $27,000 (€25,000) and reached a record amount. Inhabitants of the Landes, Gers, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques regions benefited from a territorial exclusivity to invest part of their savings in the project.
Indeed, Reden Solar chose to reserve this participatory financing campaign for the inhabitants of the Landes and neighboring departments. “This territorial exclusivity favors the use of short circuit savings and allows direct economic benefits for the project’s residents,” said the company itself based in Agen, in the Lot-et-Garonne region.
131 natural and legal persons have therefore participated with contributions of between $108 (€100) and $130,000 (€120,000) in the form of interest-bearing loans. The installments are to be paid over four years at an annual interest rate of 5%.
The power plant could annually produce electricity for 8,000 French people
Although the operating site is small (131,000 m2), the solar power plant in Losse has nothing to envy to the other projects of Reden Solar. It contributes to the ecological transition of the New Aquitaine region, which represents 27% of the solar power in France. Each year, 258 tons of CO2 equivalent will be avoided thanks to the solar energy of the Losse power plant.
With an announced annual production of 6.9 GWh, the Losse solar power plant is capable of producing the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 8,000 French people. Its 11,460 SunPower-branded photovoltaic modules have a total output of 5 MWp and are equipped with sensors that follow the sun’s path to optimize solar energy production. Work began in 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Twelve crowdfunding projects on the Lendosphere platform
Participatory financing has been democratized in France a few years ago, including in the sustainable development and renewable energy sectors. The Lendosphere platform thus lists 189 renewable energy projects financed since its launch in 2014.
In this sense, the Losse solar power plant joins the twelve other crowdfunding projects led by Reden Solar in France. All of them are winners of the national call for tenders for the photovoltaic sector, launched by the French Energy Regulation Commission, allowing them to benefit from a bonus of $3.2/MWh (€3/MWh) produced to secure their electricity sales tariffs. These twelve plants represent 65,000 solar modules in nine departments (Ardèche, Bouches-du-Rhône, Charente, Dordogne, Gard, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn and Vaucluse).
Created in 2008 and based in Roquefort, in Lot-et-Garonne, Reden Solar employs around 100 people and has a turnover of $183 million (€170 million). It owns more than 580 sites in seven countries with 573 MW in operation worldwide by the end of 2019.
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