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French Retail Giants Poised To Boost Solar Energy Capabilities

Published on Aug 25 2018 11:30 AM in Features tagged: Featured Post / Trending Posts / Carrefour / Les Mousquetaires / Système U / Leclerc / Auchan Retail / Paywall / Solar Energy / renewables

French Retail Giants Poised To Boost Solar Energy Capabilities

France wants to generate just under a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and out-of-town hypermarkets could play a key role in helping the country achieve that goal.

Retail giants like Intermarché, Leclerc, Carrefour and Auchan have invested massively in solar energy in recent years, and could play a major part in driving France's energy goals further, as well as addressing the government’s goal of reducing nuclear energy down to 50% of total power generated.

The Dawn Of French Solar Industry

France ranks fifth in terms of potential solar energy generation in Europe, according to Électricité de France (EDF), but because the country has been relying on nuclear energy for the past 50 years, solar only accounts for 1.6% of total energy generated. It accounts for 6% in Germany and 3.5% in the UK.

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