Floating PV,
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Hydrelio®: the patented floating PV system

Hydrelio® technology is a patented water-based PV concept – first finetuned system to be industrialized – consisting of modular ‘lego-type’ floaters assembling into rows. Made from recyclable HDPE, the floating PV system enables to support PV modules above water while withstanding long-term environmental hazards, as wind, rain and snow.

To offer you the best experience with a long-lasting solution, our entire product range is qualified through technical tests for the reliability, performance and lifetime of your floating PV project. Hydrelio® technology comes standard with a 10-year warranty with the option to extend up to 25 years ensuring you a safe and bankable investment.

  • Main Float Supporting the pv module
  • Secondary Float for maintenance & buoyancy
  • Connection pin
  • PV FixING SYSTEM
  • Compatible with standard PV modules from 60 to 156 half-cut cells

EXTREME WIND RESISTANCE

DRINKING WATER COMPLIANCE

ANTI-UV CORROSION treatment for 20+ years

SAFE MOUNTING & MAINTENANCE

OUR PRODUCT LINE

Specialized in floating solar since 2011, we are the most experienced company and are committed to continuously improving our products, solutions and methods. We provide a reliable and efficient floating mounting system, as well as adapted technical solutions, notably safe anchoring methods and controlled follow-up.

Our R&D department and collaborators are devoted to the constant optimization and adaptation of our products to provide the best solution to our clients.

All our floating PV solutions are reliable, cost-competitive and eco-friendly, invented to be modular and scalable to offer flexible plants. Our solution is designed to be simply and quickly implemented, with an easy access to the modules for maintenance and cleaning.

The Hydrelio® product range is now available in several options, developed in accordance to market needs, which are regional and site specific.

HYDRELIO® CLASSIC

The Standard version:

  • Standard tilt of 12°
  • Adapted to very complex pond shapes
  • Easy operation and maintenance
  • Module fixing system for 15° and 22° available (not currently available in the US)
HYDRELIO® AIR

The ‘aiRy’ version:

  • Flat float equipped with a simple racking system for module support and tilt
  • Specific design to allow air to flow around the modules
  • Multiple tilts available
  • Cost-effective transport solution

See there our 590+ MWp track-record of references realized across the globe with the Hydrelio® technology.

FIELD-PROVEN AND CERTIFIED TECHNOLOGY

SIMPLE, DURABLE AND AFFORDABLE FLOATING SOLAR PV PLATFORMS

A simple and affordable alternative to ground-mount solar systems, Hydrelio® floating solar farms are particularly suitable for energy and water-intensive industries who cannot afford to waste either land or water. Wineries, dairy farms, fish farms, mining companies, waste-water treatment plants, irrigation districts and water agencies are all examples of organizations who benefit from the synergy that our system creates between sun and water.

From a technical point of view, our floating solar combines simplicity of construction and maintenance, flexibility of design, ecological safety and a durability proven by numerous tests. Hydrelio® is scalable and compatible with a wide range of PV equipment, and adapted to most types of reservoirs, dedicated for irrigation, water retention or treatment, hydroelectricity.

Our partners and our combined solutions with our floating solar

HIGH-EFFICIENCY

  • Optimized, region-specific solutions
  • Streamlined manufacturing for cost-competitivity
  • Power production gain due to water cooling effect
  • Accelerated development processes

STRAIGHTFORWARD

  • Modular for all power and electrical configurations
  • Compatible with most PV equipment
  • Swift and simple assembly, no heavy tools needed
  • Safe and easy operation & maintenance

RELIABLE

  • UV-stabilized HDPE material
  • Resilience to extreme wind conditions
  • Designed and supplied with site-specific anchoring
  • Lab-tested and field-proven worldwide

ECO-FRIENDLY

  • Compliant with fresh and natural waters
  • Neutral or positive environmental impact
  • Reduces evaporation, preserves ecosystems
  • Recyclable materials, easy dismantlement

CIEL & TERRE AND HYDRELIO® RECOGNITIONS

Solar Impulse’s International Efficient Solution Label, 2020

Solar Impulse’s International Efficient Solution Label, 2020

Ciel & Terre has been awarded Solar Impulse’s International Efficient Solution Label for its Hydrelio® technology. The system was distinguished for being both a sustainable and profitable solution.

INTERSOLAR AWARD 2017 – PHOTOVOLTAIC

Intersolar award 2017

Our Hydrelio® solution won the coveted Intersolar prize in the photovoltaic category.

‘’We were honored and proud to see our Hydrelio® system internationally recognized as the front-running technical concept for floating PV.’’ Bernard Prouvost, Founder & Chairman of Ciel & Terre International

 

 

French Export Greentech Awards 2016 - Export dynamism

 

FRENCH EXPORT GREENTECH AWARDS 2016 – EXPORT DYNAMISM

FRENCH EXPORT GREENTECH AWARDS 2016 – EXPORT DYNAMISM

In 2016, we received the prize of Export Dynamism attributing an award to the best export performance by an eco-company.

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