In Piolenc, in the French department of Vaucluse, 47,000 photovoltaic panels will soon cover 17 hectares... of water!
Wednesday March 15th, 2017
Lyon Living Lab — a pioneering urban project
The 2017 MIPIM is an unmissable event for property professionals. The event will take place from 14 to 17 March. Bouygues Construction will take the opportunity at this event to highlight our expertise as a major stakeholder in urban projects.
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