Ciel & Terre
Pioneer and Leader of the floating solar market

At Ciel & Terre, we have been proudly developing large-scale floating PV plants for commercial, government and non-profit institutions worldwide since 2011. Today, we are recognized as the leader of the floating PV market through the development of our innovative and patented Hydrelio® technology. Floating solar is a direct response to the lack of space and the conflict of land use. While providing clean energy, traditional PV may negatively impact the environment it occupies. Our viable, robust and economical solution presents many benefits compared to traditional PV. Tried-and-tested, our Hydrelio® system is easy to install and is adaptable to numerous floating solar applications, such as hydroelectric dams, water-treatment or irrigation sites.

Through many years of experience, we have acquired a deep knowledge and a unique experience in the floating solar panels. We offer a full portfolio of solutions and services, tailored to our clients’ needs, including design and support to project development, EPC and system O&M with consulting solutions.

We deeply believe that innovation must be equivalent to cost competitiveness and be profitable to all stake holders. In fact, the innovative Hydrelio® has developed synergies between many industries resulting in great collaborations. Join us on our floating solar journey!

 

Let’s float together!

Our floating solar panels activity

As the floating solar expert, our vision is to propose an alternative to fossil fuels, maintaining valuable lands while contributing to the emergence of a greener and more sustainable economy. Our priority is delivering quality, proximity and innovation. We strive to offer high-end, reliable, and long-lasting projects, identifying opportunities that bring people and the environment together.

Prior to floating solar, our company specialized in rooftop and ground mounted PV systems. After developing the water-based PV concept Hydrelio® in 2011, we shifted our efforts to being entirely focused on floating solar panels.

With a strong global presence, from the Americas to Asia, we are providing our Hydrelio® solution all over the world maintaining a well-established track record of over 165 floating PV plants.

Our advanced and innovative floating solar system

Our technology Hydrelio®, recognized as innovation made simple, has been developed as green, reliable and modular, allowing the construction of large-scale floating PV farms, and thereby contributing to a better energy balance thanks to the production of a cost-effective solar electricity.

As the market standard solution, Hydrelio® is particularly suitable for energy and water-intensive industries in needs of ‘solar, on water’ benefits. Maintaining our ecological footprint at the forefront of our operation, we open manufacturing lines in each country where we are established, reducing the cost of transport and promoting local employment.

In addition to supplying our floating system, we design, supply and install tailor-made anchoring systems to ensure the floating PV platform stability and resistance to environmental constraints (water level variation, earthquakes, cyclones…).

In collaboration with our close partners, we are able to offer Hydrelio® add-ons to combine with our system (as water-treatment bundle).

Floating solar suits with a large range of applications

We developed the Hydrelio® technology, opening a new market with the objective to target a reliable, bankable and cost-effective system, representing a serious alternative to ground-mounted PV systems.

Our system is adaptable to many kinds of floating solar applications like hydroelectric dam, water-treatment plant, irrigation pond, quarry lake…

Floating solar upgrades each of these water bodies with additional benefits compared to traditional solar systems: preserve valuable lands, reduce water evaporation losses and enhance water quality by limiting the algae bloom, convert a dead space into profitable area, or enjoy existing infrastructures (substation, transmission lines).

Irrigation
Site

Hydroelectric
Dam

Water
Treatment

Quarry
Lake

At Ciel & Terre, we are proud to have delivered more than 310 MWp of floating PV capacity with our Hydrelio® system, equivalent to over 165 FPV farms in total over the world; We expect to increase this number to 500 MWp by 2019.

Ciel & Terre : floating solar solutions & services

Throughout the years, we have patiently acquired specific skills in the floating solar sector. This experience has enabled us the capability to offer a full range of solutions and services to meet our client’s expectations:

Project development support

development support

Evaluate opportunities with pre-feasibility studies, anticipate the possible technical risks or difficulties, and bring you our expertise with consulting solutions.

EPC SUPPORT

EPC SUPPORT

For each project, we automatically design and supply our Hydrelio® floating PV system with customized anchoring solutions to offer a real assistance to the EPC companies.

Ciel & Terre : floating solar solution & services

Throughout the years, we have patiently acquired specific skills in the floating solar sector. This experience has enabled us the capability to offer a full range of solutions and services to meet our client’s expectations:

Project development support

Evaluate opportunities with pre-feasibility studies, anticipate the possible technical risks or difficulties and bring you our expertise with consulting solutions.

epc support

For each project, we automatically design and supply our Hydrelio® floating PV system with customized anchoring solutions to offer a real assistance to the EPC companies.