SunPower announced that an 8-megawatt SunPower Oasis Power Plant was recently completed and is now operating at Total’s La Mède refinery in Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, France.
“SunPower delivers cost-competitive solar energy through innovative, integrated complete solutions such as our Oasis platform,” said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO.
The SunPower Oasis platform is a fully integrated power plant solution designed to streamline construction, reduce operations and maintenance costs, and maximize value for customers.
SunPower E-Series solar panels that are mounted on the Oasis solar trackers at the La Mède facility produce 30 percent more energy than conventional solar panels in the first year of operation, the company claims.
SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA.
“Total Solar is proud of the start-up of its photovoltaic power plant in La Mède. The project was completed in a very short time and in accordance with the strict safety standards specific to a refinery,” said Julien Pouget, senior vice president Renewables at Total.