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ENERGAÏA Forum 2021

Photowatt will participate in the ENERGAÏA forum on December 8 and 9 at the Parc des Expositions in Montpellier

Come and meet our experts who will be present at the ENERGAÏA forum, one of the most important forums of the RE market, where the latest innovations and projects of the future will be presented.

We look forward to seeing you at HALL B2 stand B24, a stand shared with EDF Renewables and other group subsidiaries.

Energaia forum

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Roselend Project

The Roselend project aims to find new low-carbon solutions to ensure a harmonious balance between the economic development of the Beaufortain territory, pastoralism, green energy and biodiversity.

Renewable energies applied to agriculture

In Savoie, in the Beaufortain region, various organizations, including the Société d’économie Alpestre, EDF and Photowatt, are participating in the Roselend project, which aims to test the possibility of replacing diesel-powered generators with one powered by hydrogen and photovoltaics on mobile milking machines.

Replace diesel by a hybrid unit: Hydrogen / Photovoltaic

The diesel generators that power the mobile milking machines generate a lot of noise, smoke and odors for milking sites, wildlife, hikers, etc.

The use of a hybrid hydrogen/photovoltaic generator greatly reduces these nuisances because it is an almost silent device, without fumes or odors.

How does it work?

The demonstrator is composed of a hydrogen fuel cell, a battery, 3 inverters to deliver three-phase current, a control automaton and 6 Photowatt solar panels.

The unit is compact in order to be easily transportable (on a tractor or in a trailer), practical to use, robust and reliable.

The Photowatt modules

Photowatt supplied 72-cell bi-glass modules (PW72HT-C-XF) whose reliability will be evaluated at the end of the year in order to validate the resistance and the behaviour during the movement of the machine throughout the season.

Roselend project

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PV Cycle France becomes Soren

In order to redefine its role in the support of the industrial and technical development of the sector, the eco-organization PV Cycle has adopted a new visual identity under the name of Soren

Since Wednesday, July 7, the Sorenbrand has replaced that of PV Cycle France and uses this evolution to present its ambition for the sector and the technological and technical challenges that all its players will have to face together: the alliance of the energy transition and the circular economy.

What is Soren?

Soren is a non-profit eco-organization approved by the public authorities for the collection and processing of used photovoltaic panels (private and professional) in France, bringing together more than 340 member companies that have chosen to collectively manage the issues related to end-of-life equipment. Between 2015 and 2020, more than 15,000 tons were collected at no cost to the holders directly from the dismantling sites or through the network of voluntary drop-off points. The recovery rate for a crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic module with an aluminum frame currently varies between 90% and 94%.

EDF ENR PWT is one of the founding shareholders.

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Photovoltaic awnings on the parking lots of the Bugey nuclear power plant

16,000 Photowatt modules will complete the installation of solar awnings for an estimated annual production of 6.3 GWh

In collaboration with EDF Renewables, the Bugey nuclear power plant has embarked on a large-scale project to promote the energy mix by equipping its parking lots with photovoltaic awnings.

The worksite took place in two phases. The first phase began in September 2020 on one of the plant’s parking lots where 11,700 panels were installed with an estimated annual production of 3.9 GWh. On the second phase of the site, the annual production is estimated at 2.4 GWh.

In total, the annual production of solar electricity is estimated at 6.3 GWh, of which 16,000 Photowatt panels will complete the electricity production of the nuclear power plant without CO2 emissions.

Bugey PV awnings


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Samognat photovoltaic plant

11,000 Photowatt solar panels will constitute the new photovoltaic plant

With a total installed power of 3.6 MWp, it will produce each year the equivalent of the average annual electricity consumption of about 1600 inhabitants and will avoid 91 tons of CO2 per year.

The power plant is located in the commune of Samognat, in the department of Ain in the Haut Bugey, on a former sand quarry, which will enable the development of abandoned communal land.


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PV Impact – Collaboration for innovation

The company opens its production lines

Always committed to innovation, research and development of new production processes, Photowatt collaborates with the PV Impact project, and opens its production lines to third parties (from September 2020 to March 2022) to continue the evolution towards the development of new technologies within thephotovoltaic industry and for the energy transition, as well as to share its know-how for the development and innovation of the solar manufacturing in Europe.

Additional information (in English) on the PV Impact website.

Watch the video on our Lab Fab facilities and find out how to improve your manufacturing possibilities:

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The new generation of PV modules up to 435W

Intersolar 2021 Showroom

French know-how in solar energy

Photowatt participates in partnership with INES (National Institute for Solar Energy) in the INTERSOLAR exhibition in Munich. A collective 200m² stand shared with its industrial partners, experts and representatives of French know-how in solar energy, which aims to showcase the French solar sector.

Our team of experts awaits you for the next edition of Intersolar in 2021!

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The largest public photovoltaic plant in the Loire

Solar power plant in Roanne

Produced in partnership with EGREGA and our low carbon modules. With an installed capacity of 5 MWp, it will produce 7 GWh / year, which is the equivalent of the electricity consumption of around 2,900 inhabitants!

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New GAOCE installation

New production brick maker

In partnership with GAOCE, in 2021 we finalized the installation of the new brick maker in our Bourgoin-Jallieu plant, which will allow us to offer you the new generation of larger, more efficient and low-carbon photovoltaic modules.


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