Your low-cost photovoltaic greenhouse

Integrating a photovoltaic generator into a greenhouse enables you to greatly reduce its construction costs, protect your crops from bad weather, reduce or even eliminate plant health treatments, and produce yields in the off-season.

This also gives you the option to locally produce renewable power that you can directly consume thanks to our  direct-sales solutions.

Finally, you’re helping reduce greenhouse gases, with a civic-minded approach that makes you a player in the energy transition.

Serre photovoltaïque

How does it work?

Solar panels are fastened to the roof of the greenhouse using an integration system (custom installation), connected to one another, and hooked up to inverters and a meter in order to create a photovoltaic generator.

The installations are integrated directly into the frame of the greenhouse: The modules ensure cover and water-tightness in addition to producing energy.

CVE’s solutions

Depending on the nature of your project, several options are possible:

We can lease you a plot of land via a long-term construction lease (30 years on average) and erect a photovoltaic greenhouse there that you will be able to use.
In this case, CVE remains the operator of the photovoltaic plant. The costs that CVE cannot absorb in the project may be paid directly at the time of construction, or be paid in the form of rent.

Or, we can lease just the roof of your greenhouse through a long-term improvement lease (30 years on average). We install the photovoltaic plant onto it, which we will own and operate. In return, we will pay you an annual rent or cash balance that will help you finance the construction of your building.
Once the lease is over, ownership of the greenhouse is transferred to you.

With respect to energy sales, the project will be submitted by Cap Vert Energie to the energy regulation commission’s RFPs in order to obtain a purchase obligation contract or additional compensation with EDF for a period of 20 years.
We can also sell you all or some of the photovoltaic power produced in this way at your site through our direct sales solutions.

In both cases, CVE is your sole point of contact, with a dedicated team that takes over all of the approaches and formalities related to the project:

  • feasibility studies
  • design engineering based on your building operating needs
  • obtaining permission
  • connecting the plant to the Enedis grid or ELD (Local Distribution Company),
  • securing the electricity rate (RFPs from the energy regulation commission),
  • legal process
  • financing
  • choosing suppliers and construction
  • operation and maintenance.

CVE’s expertise

CVE has all the skills it needs in-house to develop a solar project: CVE’s solar expertise:

  • An integrated photovoltaics research office
  • A procurement department that sources components and evaluates supplier quality (visiting production plants)
  • A construction team with four dedicated project managers
  • A fleet monitoring control room
  • Dedicated tools.

Steps of a photovoltaic greenhouse project

Our prerequisites

  • Whether you fully own the land, or whether all the landowners are signed on to the project (in the event of joint ownership)
  • Greenhouse area: At least 700 m²
  • Enedis or ELD network nearby

For a preliminary study
of your project

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