Île-de-France is one of the 18 regions in France. The largest country in Europe in terms of area is making great efforts to expand solar energy – for example, in 2022 it was decided that larger parking lots will be equipped with solar roofs as standard. Solar energy is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic not only worldwide, but also in France and thus also in Île-de-France. The following article presents 3 solar investors from Île-de-France who have recognized the future potential of this asset.
1) Engie S.A. (Paris)
Engie S.A. is one of the best known energy companies in France and worldwide. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in Paris and operates worldwide. The company is also an investor and has a wide portfolio of different assets here – solar energy is one of them. Globally, Engie has over 4.2 GW of installed capacity of solar energy – in France, the energy giant holds market shares of 9%.
2) Ademe Investissement (Montrouge)
Ademe Investissement is an investor founded in 2008 and based in the French commune of Montrouge. With a focus on infrastructure investments as well as ecological and energy transition sectors, renewable energy is a main pillar of the investor. Ademe Investissement invests in solar energy as well as wind and marine energy. Storage projects are also part of the renewable energy portfolio.
3) stoa Infra & Energy (Paris)
stoa Infra & Energy is still a young company, founded in 2017. The impact-investor is focused on large-scale infrastructure and energy projects in emerging and developing countries. stoa Infra & Energy is still a young company, founded in 2017. The impact-investor is focused on large-scale infrastructure and energy projects in emerging and developing countries. Stoa Infra & Energy, based in Paris, has a diversified portfolio of assets, including solar, hydro and wind.
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