Following the call for tenders published by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CRE) for the operation of solar power plants with a total capacity of 100 MW using concentrator photovoltaic technology, Alstom and Soitec announced signing a cooperation agreement to this effect.
To meet the needs of the market for photovoltaic solar power concentration, the two entities will offer a “complete” and “competitive” deal. The Soitec modules with high efficiency are well suited for solar power in the south of France.
Alstom and Soitec also want to offer a job-creating excellence and fully able to meet the challenges of the energy transition in French industry. These future plants serve as a showcase for export to promote French turn-key concentrating photovoltaic power offers.
“This cooperation agreement with Soitec reflects the desire of Alstom to expand its offerings and its technologies in renewable energy. With concentrated solar thermal energy, we are already able to provide products for large capacity plants. Through our collaboration with Soitec in photovoltaic concentration, we propose a perfectly complementary offer for solar power high performance size very flexible and rapid deployment,” said Jérôme Pécresse, President of Alstom Renewable Power.
“This cooperation agreement with Alstom confirms that our concentrator photovoltaic technology fully meets the challenges of energy transition in France and a growing worldwide demand for clean, reliable and competitive energy,” said André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, President and CEO of Soitec.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy comprising concentrating solar power and photovoltaic energy could account for 25% of total electricity by 2050 and cover a third of global demand by 2060.