Renault signs a huge solar electricity contract with Voltalia

The French renewable electricity producer Voltalia announced Thursday the signing with Renault of a solar electricity supply contract for a power of 350 megawatts, which will allow the car manufacturer to cover half of its electricity consumption in the long term. Voltalia believes that this is the largest renewable electricity supply contract ever signed in France between an electricity producer and a customer company.

“The contract covers a total capacity of 350 megawatts representing the production of approximately 500 gigawatt hours per year. Lasting 15 years, this is an unprecedented commitment in France in terms of power,” Voltalia said in a press release.

This group produces and sells electricity from its wind, solar, hydraulic, biomass and storage facilities. Thanks to the photovoltaic panels that will be installed on Renault sites by Voltalia, the capacity made available to the car manufacturer will be “100 MW from 2025” and will reach 350 MW in 2027, enabling Renault to cover “up to 50% of the electricity consumption of its production activities” in France, underlines Voltalia. Renault has set itself the goal of halving the carbon emissions of its sites by 2030, compared to 2019.

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