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A model of energy transition 698 683 Caro Guérineau

A model of energy transition

Interview with Roger Meï, mayor of Gardanne since 1977, a town of 20,000 inhabitants and the historic capital of the mining basin of Provence. “I am a mayor who has had a real ecological approach for 40 years. We lived through the closing of the coal mines and the ambition of Gardanne is to be…

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Towards a 100% renewable energy hospital 1500 1095 Caro Guérineau

Towards a 100% renewable energy hospital

Interview with Philippe Casier, Energy and Sustainable Development Engineer – Carcassonne Hospital Center. 25,000 m² of parking canopies equipped with photovoltaic panels for a capacity of 4 MWp, a project co-financed by Urbasolar and the SYADEN (Aude region energy and digital association). For this high environmental quality (HEQ) and very high energy performance hospital commissioned…

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The nîmes university hospital acts in favor of sustainable development 1500 1000 Caro Guérineau

The nîmes university hospital acts in favor of sustainable development

Interview with Marie-Laure Piqué, Engineering and Christophe Chaussende, Purchasing Director / Logistics – material resource center – Nîmes university hospital To optimize resources, the hospital made the decision to invest in renewable energy and thus participate in the energy transition without engaging investments. Urbasolar was the one to invest, design, install, and operate the 17,000 m2…

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Coexsistance with airfield activity on an abandoned airport property 750 1000 Caro Guérineau

Coexsistance with airfield activity on an abandoned airport property

Interview with Pascal Terrasse, President of the departmental equipment association of Ardèche (SDEA). « At the project’s origin, the goal was to make better use of the land bordering the airfield within the constraints of an aeronautical environment. A serious study of the risks of glare to aerial navigation was carried out before the project…

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Restoration of a polluted site 1180 738 Caro Guérineau

Restoration of a polluted site

Interview with Alain Legal, mayor of Faux since 2008, community of 610 inhabitants, local council community for the southern Périgord region, in Dordogne. After having visited a solar power plant in 2012 in the Gers region, the elected officials of Faux decided to install a photovoltaic power plant on a site in escheat, which had…

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Objective: positive energy region 1500 1126 Caro Guérineau

Objective: positive energy region

Interview with Daniel Renaud, mayor of Nizas since 2013, town of 650 inhabitants, Hérault Méditerranée greater metropolitan area. A quarry at the end of operations, a political will to develop renewable energy in the region, in particular photovoltaic energy, and the search for new resources are all at the origin of the Arnet plateau power…

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A photovoltaic greenhouse to optimize the performance of your farm 1500 1125 Caro Guérineau

A photovoltaic greenhouse to optimize the performance of your farm

Testimony from Ms. Lamarche, raspberry farmer in Arnac Pompadour (19) “I am thrilled to have this tool available which is much better adapted to my production. The photovoltaic greenhouse will allow me to cultivate in ideal conditions, with greater comfort, and optimized output.” Located in the village of Arnac-Pompadour (Corrèze region), the family farm of…

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Carrefour : pioneer of self-consumption 1500 1000 Caro Guérineau

Carrefour : pioneer of self-consumption

Carrefour has united with Urbasolar to accelerate the energy transition of its superstores with a first phase of installation of photovoltaic parking canopies on 36 of the brand’s superstore parking areas. The electricity produced is completely self-consumed on site by each store. Carrefour is the first distributer in France to use a self-consumption system on…

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New sources of income for a community 1150 1162 Caro Guérineau

New sources of income for a community

Interview with Alain Delsol, mayor of Lavernose-Lacasse, town of 3,000 inhabitants along the Garonne River, south of Toulouse. For his third term, Alain Delsol undertook, along with his municipal council, a project to develop former gravel quarries that had been exploited for thirty years. Property of the town, these spaces have today been converted into…

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A guided process of acceptance by the general public of innovation 1240 827 Caro Guérineau

A guided process of acceptance by the general public of innovation

Interview with Daniel Boyer, mayor of Aigaliers since 2001, village of 500 inhabitants near Uzès in the Gard region. Inaugurated at the end of May, 2016, this next generation ground-mounted solar power plant was born of the shared engagement, starting in 2009, of Daniel Boyer, his municipal council, and the village’s population. “We said to…

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Optimize your real estate holdings ! 1010 673 Caro Guérineau

Optimize your real estate holdings !

The Ravate Group, through its subsidiary Ravate Professionnel, a leader in the distribution of construction materials around the Indian Ocean, and Urbasolar have come together to create a joint-venture operating the photovoltaic market in La Réunion under the brand Urbasolar Océan Indien. Ravate Prodessionnel launched the equipping of its stores with photovoltaic roofing starting in…

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VICAT-SOCOCIM: Reducing carbon footprint 1500 1000 Caro Guérineau

VICAT-SOCOCIM: Reducing carbon footprint

Senegal has made the energy sector, and the reduction of carbon footprint, one of the main goals of the Rising Senegal Plan (PSE, Plan Sénégal émergent), a new referential public policy in the country for 2035. Sococim Industries, a subsidiary of the Vicat group, has engaged in the energy transition by choosing to install, in…

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A partnership to develop renewable energy! 433 316 Caro Guérineau

A partnership to develop renewable energy!

Poste Immo, a subsidiary of the La Poste Group, is the real estate holding company and operator of the group. Its creation in 2004 responded to 3 major objectives : Modernize the group’s real estate. Optimize the occupation of surfaces, the costs, and the productivity of real estate activity at the heart of the La…

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Engagment in a regional energy positive policy 1070 602 Caro Guérineau

Engagment in a regional energy positive policy

Interview with Marie-Aline Edo, mayor since 2004 of La-Tour-Sur-Orb, a town of 1,500 inhabitants in the western part of the Hérault region, near Bédarieux. Marie-Aline Edo, along with her town council, responded in favor of a proposal to create a renewable energy production site in her community: “Even the hunters and the hiking association were…

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