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March 3, 2010updated Feb 21, 2013

Solar Plant Powers Up at Le Castellet

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

The Solarquest power plant, built on the roof of the H5 hangar, was inaugurated on Thursday at Le Castellet International Airport in the South of France.

“With the inauguration of our totally integrated power plant, we prove once more, that we are motivated to develop again and again our work around sustainable energies, and that we are respectful of the environment we live in’ , said airport president Claude F. Sage. ‘After the building of a environmental hotel close to the airport, we are determined to pursue this way, to preserve our environment and surrounding.

Emmanuel Mannoni, the director of Solarquest, the company in charge of the construction was honored to turn on the power plant: ‘We are very proud to have done this work at Le Castellet International Airport. It is quite difficult to work here, as the place is dedicated to excellence, and when you do something here, you are not allowed to make any mistake. We made it, and this construction is something we and the total region can now be proud of.’

For the director of the airport, Gérard Neveu, le Castellet plateau in the South of France is definitely a place were environmentally minded private jet travelers can find what they are looking for: ‘When you are on a race track, you must look far ahead, when you are in a gastronomic restaurant, you definitely want to look into your plate to savor your meal and when you are at Le Castellet International Airport, you want to look up, to see the best business airplanes. This airport has become a destination where you will always find something to have pleasure and to have fun.’

To conclude the inauguration, VAR deputy Josette Pons declared: ‘Once more you have proven that your contribution to the local economy and local politics is very powerful and important. The hard work you did on the airport with the new power plant is a ‘premiere’ in the region, but more important even, it is a premier in France and in Europe. We are proud to have this new addition to our infrastructure, and we thank you truly for your presence here in the region.’

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