Egis Avia was awarded a contract by Solaire Direct to conduct a preliminary study to the safety case for the creation of a solar farm nearby Fontenay-le-Comte airfield in Vendée region, France.
The objective of this safety study is to provide assistance to Solaire Direct in its process to obtain the appropriate authorization from the French Direction Générale de lAviation Civile (DGAC) to implement and run this power plant and start the associated construction works. This study will provide precise data in terms of constraints and dazzling risks caused by light reflexion on the solar panels. In the frame of this contract, Egis Avia will study:
- The project compliance with the aeronautical regulation in force in terms of obstacle limitation surfaces, airport norms and constraints and the possible consequences in case the project infringed one of these aspects;
- The potential interfering risks caused by sunlight reflexion on the solar farm and interception in the obstacle limitation surfaces nearby the runway that could dazzle the pilot during critical flight phases (take-up, landing and taxiing manoeuvres).