Our photovoltaic solutions
CVE develops, finances, constructs, and operates value-added solar production facilities, to operate them over time. These include:
- Rooftop photovoltaics: Solar roofs on new or renovated farming or industrial buildings, photovoltaic greenhouses
- Photovoltaic parking lot canopies
- Ground-based plants in human-affected areas. These include polluted sites, redeveloped brownfields, industrial landfills, former quarries, and areas near highways, which we give a second life to help the environment.
Get the benefits of solar power today
Our photovoltaic solar solutions are for industry, agriculture, and other businesses, as well as communities that want to receive competitive renewable power. In all cases, leasing the site (rooftop or ground) means that the owner receives compensation. This can take different forms: Rent, a cash balance, or financing for the renovations.
A photovoltaic solution for communities
To assist local governments in developing photovoltaic projects in their communities in order to meet their environmental and energy goals Cap Vert Energie has set up a dedicated solution.
We offer a long-term partnership with the community with a threefold commitment: Covering the project’s development expenses, providing our financial and technical engineering, and the option for participatory financing.
CVE has all the skills it needs in-house to develop a solar project:
- A construction team with four dedicated project managers
- A fleet monitoring control room
- Dedicated tools
Our sites outside France
Outside France, CVE targets countries which are at or close to energy parity and also allow direct sales of renewable power. CVE has therefore grown in the photovoltaic solar market in Chile, the United States, and certain African countries.
CVE is a leading player in the PMGD segment (a Spanish-language acronym that refers to generators under 9 MW connected to the power grid). CVE Chile operates three power plants that it has developed, built, and financed through a partnership with Banco Security. Several others are under construction.
In the United States
CVE North America targets the Northeastern States, in particular New York and Massachusetts, where energy prices are high. In Massachusetts, CVE North America has secured a portfolio of 50 MWpf of ground-based plants, which are now in development.
CVE has developed a B-to-B solar program to meet the needs of industry that is off-grid or connected to unreliable grids. We enable them to supplement the energy they consume from diesel engines using solar power.
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Renewable solar energy is clean electrical power produced by solar panels that convert some of the sun’s energy into electricity; this is renewable power that runs silently and doesn’t pollute during the operational phase.
A photovoltaic solar facility can be installed on all types of buildings – rooftops for new or converted industrial buildings, farm sheds, greenhouses, office buildings – or on the ground at human-affected sites (polluted industrial sites, landfills, quarries, areas near highways, etc.). Cap Vert Energie has recognized expertise in all of these types of photovoltaic facilities. The electricity they produce can be consumed on-site or fed into a power grid.
Because this is the easiest kind of renewable energy to develop, build, and operate, photovoltaic solar was the first to be launched by Cap Vert Energie. Now it has become one of the most competitive sources fo power in the world, reaching grid parity in the past few years (meaning that fossil fuels and renewables are at the same production cost) in many countries, like Chile, California, the Emirates, Spain, and others.
Three things are needed for a photovoltaic installation: Solar panels, an inverter, and a meter.
The panels form a photovoltaic generator. They make it possible to recover the energy of the sun’s rays, turn it into electricity, and distribute it to all clients connected to the grid.
- To capture solar energy and turn it into electricity, photovoltaic modules are also used. These solar modules with a blue sheen are in most cases made up of an assembly of photovoltaic cells made of monocrystalline or polycrystalline silicon.
- The inverter is then used to turn the electricity into alternating current compatible with the grid.
- The meter measures how much current is injected into the grid.
- The resulting power is pollution-free and runs silently during the production phase.
Furthermore, it is important to know that renting a site allows the owner to receive compensation, whether in the form of rent, cash balance, or financing renovations. Whether you’re an industrial firm, business, farm, or local government, our solar solutions are for you if you want to benefit from competitive renewable power.