Minimising carbon footprint in France

Solar Plant Helium

Investment

Solar Plant Helium is a ground-mounted solar park in Saint Martin Lalande, in the Languedoc Roussillon- Midi-Pyrénées Region in Aude Province.

Triodos Renewables Europe Fund invested in 2010 in this solar project, which became operational in February 2011.

Impact figures 2016

Installed PV capacity5.4 MWp
Equivalent household demand1,900 households

The project is a joint venture between Triodos Renewables Europe Fund and Sonnedix, who also manages the physical assets. For the fund it was the first, and so far only, investment in France and the project is benefiting from a 20 years Feed in Tariff, making it independent of market power prices.