Total nets 70 solar projects

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Total’s solar power arm has been awarded 70 projects with a capacity more than 32 megawatts.

It comes as part of France’s second call for tenders for buildings and small carports.

Julien Pouget, senior vice president of renewables, said: “This success follows on from those under previous calls for tenders, especially for own consumption and large carports.

“We see rooftop solutions as particularly suitable for the development of solar power in France : fast-track deployment, land protection, distributed power production and own consumption.”

SunPower will provide more than 500 megawatts of its SunPower® E-Series and X-Series solar panels for the 2017 winning various calls for tenders.

Total is active across the entire photovoltaic value chain, from manufacturing cells to designing large-scale turnkey solar power plants and to installing residential or commercial rooftop systems.

Since 2017, Total Solar, a wholly owned affiliate of Total, has spearheaded the group’s own solar activities to accelerate the development of distributed photovoltaic systems at the sites of industrial or commercial customers and solar power plants in developed countries.

SunPower, owned 57% by Total, manufactures and supplies the world’s most efficient solar panels.

On September 19, 2017, Total signed an agreement to acquire an indirect 23% interest in EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) to develop solar power plants in emerging marketplaces, where demand for power is soaring.