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 portfolio* is made up of solar plants in 2020
*MW in operation, under construction and Financing underway
Recently, the Group commissioned numerous power plants and launched the construction new projects in France and internationally. In France, this concerns projects such as O'MEGA 1 in southern France (17 MW), the 1st floating solar power plant in France which also combines organic agricultural production via La Ferme d'Akuo®, Les Gabots-Annet (17 MW) in the region Île-de-France, Curbans (15 MW) using trackers and Lherm (10.5 MW).
In New Caledonia, the group started at the end of 2020 the construction of the Kwita Wije plant (6MW, 3MWh of storage) thus strengthening Akuo's presence on this island after Focola (1.7MW) and Ouaco (5 MW) already in operation. In Mali, Akuo has commissioned since early 2020 the Kita power plant with a capacity of 50 MW since early 2020. In the Dominican Republic, Club Med and Akuo inaugurated a power plant made up of 25 Solar GEM® which supplies the Punta Cana resort with renewable energy.