Total and Next2Sun Join Forces to Boost Agrivoltaism in France

Total Quadran, has concluded an agreement with Next2Sun in order to deploy its innovative bifacial photovoltaic technology in the French market (Alsace excluded).

Thanks to vertically positioned bifacial panels mounting solution, Next2Sun’s technology allows to delivers maximum energy both at dawn and dusk – periods of high consumption where south-oriented conventional photovoltaic is not the most effective.

Mainly intended for agrivoltaism, Next2Sun vertical bifacial solar panels techno provides two major benefits:

  • • supply more energy at specific times of the day in comparison with conventional photovoltaic plants,
  • • allowing to address agricultural lands with a low land coverage ratio, hence reducing competition between usages.

“We are proud to be an exclusive partner of Total Quadran, a pioneer of renewable energies in France, to accompany the expansion of ground mounted photovoltaic plants in the country, while preserving natural and agricultural areas,” said Heiko Hildebrandt, Managing Director of Next2Sun. “Thanks to its low land coverage ratio as well as its increased space between rows Next2Sun’s technology allows for more space to grow crops than conventional photovoltaic and easy exploitation with agricultural machinery, which could prove a viable solution to address agricultural lands in respect with their intended use.

“Total Quadran is convinced that this technology can make an essential contribution to address agricultural lands by reducing competition between usages as well as bringing added value to our CPPA offers,” said Thierry Muller, Managing Director of Total Quadran.

Contacts:

Next2Sun GmbH Büro Merzig Jana Bauer Trierer Straße 22 66663 Merzig
Tel.: 06861 – 829 12 20 E-Mail: info@next2sun.de Internet: www.next2sun.com

Next2Sun is a developer and pioneer in vertical bifacial PV systems. The basic principle of the concept is the vertical arrangement of solar modules that can use sunlight from both the front and the back (“bifacial” solar modules). The two active sides are typically oriented to the east and west. As long-standing players in the energy transition and experienced project developers, we are attracted by the wealth of very different application possibilities and the almost global applicability of our new concept. The basic principle of the concept is the vertical arrangement of solar modules that can use sunlight from both the front and the back (“bifacial” solar modules). The two active sides face east and west. We see an intriguing opportunity to establish an innovative concept as a new building block in the renewable energy mix of the future.

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