In metropolitan France, Albioma commissioned its second solar power plant in 2010, in the town of Fabrègues, situated between Montpellier and Sète.
The Fabrègues solar power plant is located on a 4-hectare industrial site in France’s Hérault department. Featuring nearly 17,000 solar panels installed over a 1.2 hectare area, the plant has an installed capacity of 1.3 MWp and generated 1.8 GWh of electricity in 2018.
Solar panel recycling
The plant’s solar panels have a design life of at least 25 years. At the end of its operating period, the plant will be dismantled and the panels sent to an environmental organisation that collects and recycles between 90 and 92% of solar panel components (e.g. glass, silicon, aluminium etc.) at its facility in Bouches-du-Rhône.