French developers are in the majority characterized by their years of experience and use of the latest technologies. Active in multiple fields of renewable energy, the French developer industry drives the energy transition forward by shaping the global development and thereby the improvement of renewable energy generation. Based on this standing, three of the top French developers will be introduced. For discovering further French and also other European developers, you can find a database of +100 European renewable energy developers in our list.
1. EDF Renewables (Paris)
EDF Renewables is a French developer who shares the goal of the energy transition. Besides using the newest technologies, EDF Renewables realizing numerous renewable energy projects, especially in the field of wind energy and energy storage. In order to maximize the use of natural resources in the context of energy generation, the Paris based developer evolved renewable wind energy projects with a total capacity of 500 MW. Furthermore, the developer aims to reach a capacity of 10 GW energy storage within the next 15 years.
2. Voltalia (Paris)
The French developer Voltalia exhibits a portfolio with realized renewable energy projects across 20 countries. The Paris based developer realized various kinds of renewable energy such as solar farms, wind parks, hydro power and biomass projects. These projects sum up a total capacity of 8.5 GW while additional 1.3 GW are under construction. The implementation of the projects is evermore characterized by the values of ingeniosity, integrity, entrepreneurship and team spirit.
3. Ciel et Terre (Sainghin-en-Mélantois)
Ciel et Terre is considered as pioneer and leader in the field of floating solar projects. Since 2011, the French developer strives to enable high-end, reliable and long-lasting projects while concurrently maintaining their ecological footprint by reducing the cost of transport and promoting local employment. Due to their innovative and patented Hydrelio technology, the photovoltaic solar cells can be adapted to various floating solar applications, amongst others hydroelectric dams or water-treatment. The developer ensures stability and resistance to environmental constraints by installing tailor-made anchoring floating Photovoltaic systems.
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