A key segment in providing innovative solutions,
Akuo Energy’s solar projects are a showcase for the group’s expertise
Solar power is the most plentiful renewable resource available on Earth and the easiest to deploy. At the same time, the considerable drop in generating costs in recent years has made photovoltaic power generation just as competitive as fossil fuels, or even more so, in developing and developed countries. These factors explain why this technology is experiencing and should continue to see the strongest growth in the renewable energies sector worldwide.
Akuo soon began operating in this technology and has developed complementary expertise to provide solutions in response to the needs of territories. The Group’s global offering therefore includes: Agrinergie®, which combines power generation with agriculture and solves conflicts of use; storage, in order to produce predictable amounts of energy; floating solar, which makes use of non-exploited areas; solar tiles, with their advantages in terms of appearance and waterproofing in particular; and mobile power generation units that are particularly well-suited to isolated areas, in cyclone-prone regions or non-grid-connected parts of the world.
of Akuo Energy portfolio* is made up of solar plants
*MW in operation, under construction and Financing underway
N°1 in photovoltaic generation in both Corsica and Réunion, the group has based its activity on projects in isolated areas, using two major innovations: Agrinergie® and energy storage. The development and deployment of the Agrinergie® concept meets the challenge of land scarcity in island settings, by allowing the combination of energy production and agriculture on the same site. The most advanced form of this concept comes in the construction of photovoltaic, cyclone-proof greenhouses.
In addition, with 29MW of photovoltaic projects coupled with 29MWh of battery storage in operation since 2014, Akuo Energy is the main global player in the field of combined large-scale solar and storage projects. This major innovation has tackled the issue of intermittent supply and opened the path to industrialized storage.