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BI PV Urban Scale Project Details
Name projectDarnaise district
Year2006-10-30 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFaçade - integrated other
PV power total kWp
Latitude/Longitude45°41'33"N 4°51'56"E
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Project summary
Darnaise district rehabilitation, including 11 towers of 16 floors (740 housings). One of the project aims was the reduction of the tenant energy charge. At the beginning of the project, it was the biggest french solar operation. From 4 to 12 kWp are integrated in the facade of each tower. The project was made in three parts, the third part has been inaugurated on November 2006.

Urban scale PV aspects
This urban scale PV system, owned by the public housing association, is in fact composed of 11 independent PV systems as each PV system has its own connection to the grid, its own meters and its own contract with the utility.

Special PV project info
PV architecture and building integration
Urban planning issues
Economical and financial issuesProject financing : Rhone-alpes council : 27% ADEME : 45% OPAC Grand Lyon : 28%
PV ownershipAlthough this urban scale PV system is composed of 11 independent PV systems, it is under the ownership of only one organisation : OPAC Grand-Lyon, the local public housing association
Tariffs and meteringFeed-in-tariff
All the production is injected into the grid and sells at the feed-in-tariff (0.145€/kWh) to EDF.
Info on grid issuesThis urban scale PV system is in fact composed of 11 independent PV systems that have their own connection point to the grid, their own meters and their own contract with the utility.
Other info
Remarks and recommended reading

Other project data
Type of projectDemonstration Project
Other relevant aspectsOther RE
Start of PV project
Start operation PV system2006-10-30
Main project leading companyOPAC du Grand Lyon
Main project contact personCéline DUMOULIN
Contact emailcontact@opac-grandlyon.fr
Contact address191 Cours Lafayette, 69006 Lyon
Includes PV database projectsDarnaise District

Urban district data
Kind of urban areaResidential - urban
Main building typesHouses - multi-story apartment building
New/Retrofit/AddedRetrofit building integration
Main PV area address

PV systems
PV applicationFaçade - integrated other
PV power total urban project92 kWp
Number of dwellings/units11
PV power per dwellings/units8 kWp
Main PV system typesGrid-connected - demand side
Main PV module typesFramed - regular module
Main PV cell typesCrystalline silicon - multi
PV module brand and typeTenesol TE 1300
PV inverter brand and typeTenesol Gridfit 2200

PV cost and energy production
Total PV system investment581000 Euro
Average PV modules only costs
Total PV energy yield59050 kWh Calculated
PV energy user owner

Projects website
Other websites
Webpage Educational Tool

1. LaDarnaise.pdf (language: English)
2. Dossier_presse_DARNAISE.pdf (language: French)
3. Quartier_Darnaise_Venissieux.pdf (language: French)

(PV) architecture, (PV) urban planning