Welcome to our exploration of the solar operations and maintenance (O&M) sector in France. In this article, we will shine a spotlight on three large solar O&M companies. From their innovative approaches to ensuring the efficiency and longevity of solar installations to their commitment to sustainability, these companies are at the forefront of France’s solar energy landscape.
1) Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited – O&M in Saint-Grégoire
Founded in 2009, Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited is a key player in the French solar O&M landscape. As of October 2023, Sonnedix has a total renewable energy capacity of 9.5 GW, coming from 483 projects in 10 countries. Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited boasts a substantial solar portfolio in France. It has a total installed and operating capacity exceeding 287 MW and a development pipeline of over 450 MW. With a dedication to excellence, Sonnedix employs rigorous maintenance practices, guaranteeing the long-term efficiency of solar assets.
2) Urbasolar – O&M in Montpellier
Montpellier-based Urbasolar’s comprehensive O&M services encompass everything from asset management to performance optimization. Urbasolar maintains a diverse portfolio of solar installations with a calculated capacity of 10 GW being built by 2030. Urbasolar is headquartered in Montpellier, France, and has established a comprehensive presence throughout the country to oversee and manage solar assets effectively.
3) Greensolver – O&M in Paris
Greensolver is a prominent solar and wind operations and maintenance (O&M) company based in France. With a strong foothold in the renewable energy sector, they manage an extensive portfolio. Consisting of solar, onshore wind, energy storage and hydrogen assets, their managed portfolio boasts a cumulative capacity of 3.7 GW. Headquartered in Paris, Greensolver strategically positions itself to provide top-notch O&M services. They are not project developers, but instead fully focused on being a service-only provider. The company has a wealth of experience in construction management for both wind and solar farms, having successfully overseen the development of more than 100 parks, amounting to over 2 GW. Additionally, their global presence is highlighted by management of the procurement process for over 500 wind turbines across various international locations.
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