VSB becomes photovoltaic supplier of Système U
The supermarket cooperative Système U had set themselves ambitious goals in the reduction of their carbon emissions. In order to achieve this, they launched an official solar tender at the beginning of 2019 to select three photovoltaic suppliers that would be able to support them in this venture.
Of the 12 suppliers that took part in the tender, VSB is one of three selected. VSB Énergies nouvelles with its photovoltaic expertise along the entire value chain will support the independent store managers of Système U during the entire process: from the development and construction to the operation and maintenance of solar power plants. With 1,590 stores, the potential for installing photovoltaic systems on rooftops as well as car park canopies constitutes a great opportunity for VSB Énergies nouvelles in France.
Great growth potential for renewables
“By developing solar projects for Système U, VSB fulfils one of our core missions: Produce renewable energy locally and empower energy users through on-site use of the solar energy. This confirms our expertise and the quality level of our services,” says Francois Trabucco, Managing Director of VSB Énergies nouvelles.
France is one of the VSB Group’s key markets and has great growth potential for renewable energies. The large-scale expansion of wind and sun is going to be decisive in the government’s goal to reach 40% green energy generation by 2030. Through its selection as an official photovoltaic supplier of Système U, VSB Énergies nouvelles thus asserts its level of expertise in the provision of services for third parties and in the implementation of self-consumption projects, two strong axes of the strategy on the French market.
Wind farms and PV parks
VSB Énergies nouvelles is a subsidiary of the VSB Group. Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, they are one of the leading full-service providers in the renewable energies sector. Its core business is the international project development, operation and maintenance of wind farms and photovoltaic parks. Since 1996, VSB has set up over 600 wind energy and photovoltaic plants with around 900 megawatts of installed capacity and an investment volume of 1.4 billion euros. (mfo)