Our partners for the development of our solar panel system

Qualified partners for the development of our solar panel system

Various and specialized are the stakeholders working with Ciel & Terre with the objective to strengthen our technical expertise, products quality and performance but also our commercial presence and our business and financial management.

Since 2011, we have focused our efforts on floating solar development by designing the first patented and industry standard technology, Hydrelio®. Aware of the tremendous potential of floating PV application worldwide, we opened the doors of this innovative market to offer an alternative to traditional solar panel systems on the ground.

As the market pioneer, we surrounded ourselves with experts to extend our business all around the world and develop our technical skills. The challenges we encountered over the years led us to a real knowledge of market mechanisms and technical advances supported – in addition to our technical partners – by a continuous investment in Research and Development.

At Ciel & Terre, we are proud to develop our activity all over the world, setting up long term partnerships based on trust, transparency and mutual willingness to share best practices, skills and experiences. We have the ambition to preserve the group’s full independence, that is why we choose valuable and trustworthy partners in line with our values.

SHAREHOLDING

With the mission to innovate and contribute to energy transition, Ciel & Terre is a dynamic and collaborative company based on core values shared by all ‘Ciel & Terrians’. Convinced that all the results of floating solar activity must benefit directly all its members, and as a trust and commitment gesture, the group offers its employees to become shareholders.

Since 2015, we have integrated a valuable shareholder, the Japanese company Tokyo Century Corporation (TCC). The group is one of the largest institutional investors worldwide and contributes to making our projects possible since it places solar energy at the centre of its concerns and a key target for its bankability and sustainability.

CIEL & TERRE’S SUPPORT & EXPERTISE PARTNERS

We have entered into collaboration with high-standard and qualified companies to help Ciel & Terre’s business development and to certify the performance and durability of our floating PV systems and solutions.

BUREAU VERITAS

Bureau Veritas (BV) is an independent third party and accredited certification body. It has more than 30 years of experience in Marine and Offshore Mooring systems. Ciel & Terre has contracted BV to carry out a design evaluation of Hydrelio® technology and its associated mooring system.

ONERA

Onera is the French Institute for Aerospatial Research. The Research center enables Ciel & Terre to qualify its products with regard to aerodynamic performance and wind resistance. Onera expertise supports us to propose floating solar plants in strong winds areas (typhoons and hurricanes).

PRINCIPIA

Principia and Ciel & Terre collaborate so as to develop the company’s floating solar plants and its Hydrelio® technology in harsh environments, making the most of Principia’s experience in the field of renewable energy installations offshore.

BPI FRANCE

BPI France is Ciel & Terre’s growth accelerator. It brings its expertise via coaching and helps the company develop through financial assistance and networking.

CERTECH

Certech is a Ciel & Terre’s partner for Research & Development, which can also provide analytical and technical services. Its polymer expertise permits us to offer long-lasting and sustainable solutions with Hydrelio® technology. The company aims to foster innovative solutions with the objective to develop processes or products compatible with sustainability.

LES MINES DE DOUAI

Les Mines de Douai is a Research facility for materials science, proccesses science, fluid and structure mechanics and physical chemistry. It offers Ciel & Terre the opportunity to use labs for testing the resistance of our products and study complex material science phenomena.

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

IFP Energies Nouvelles is a Research Centre dealing with energy, transport and environment. It is seeking for technological innovations while being environmentally responsible. The institute is also an R&D partner for Ciel & Terre: it provides technological guidance concerning harsh environment product development and qualification.

TECHSUB

Techsub is Ciel & Terre’s partner in charge of management and rehabilitation of polluted water areas. The company helps provide technical solutions to self-purify water bodies – with the ‘Aquago® ’ aerator technology – we recommend as an add-on to Hydrelio® floating PV plants to preserve water quality.

CORRODYS

Corrodys is a corrosion specialist company, whose role is to work on the optimization of our products to resist any long-term alteration.

BUREAU VERITAS

Bureau Veritas (BV) is an independent third party and accredited certification body. It has more than 30 years of experience in Marine and offshore Mooring systems. Ciel & Terre has contracted BV to carry out a design evaluation of Hydrelio® technology and its associated mooring system.

ONERA

Onera is the French Institute for Aerospatial Research. The Research center enables Ciel & Terre to qualify its products with regard to aerodynamic performance and wind resistance. Onera expertise supports us to propose floating solar plants in strong winds areas (typhoons and hurricanes).

PRINCIPIA

Principia and Ciel & Terre collaborate so as to develop the company’s floating solar plants and its Hydrelio® technology in harsh environments, making the most of Principia’s experience in the field of renewable energy installations offshore.

BPI FRANCE

BPI France is Ciel & Terre’s growth accelerator. It brings its expertise via coaching and helps the company develop through financial assistance and networking.

CERTECH

Certech is a Ciel & Terre’s partner for Research & Development, which can also provide analytical and technical services. Its polymer expertise permits us to offer long-lasting and sustainable solutions with Hydrelio® technology. The company aims to foster innovative solutions with the objective to develop processes or products compatible with sustainability.

LES MINES DE DOUAI

Les Mines de Douai is a Research facility for materials science, proccesses science, fluid and structure mechanics and physical chemistry. It offers Ciel & Terre the opportunity to use labs for testing the resistance of our products and study complex material science phenomena.

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

IFP Energies Nouvelles is a Research Centre dealing with energy, transport and environment. It is seeking for technological innovations while being environmentally responsible. The institute is also an R&D partner for Ciel & Terre: it provides technological guidance concerning harsh environment product development and qualification.

TECHSUB

Techsub is Ciel & Terre’s partner to manage and rehabilitate polluted water areas. The company helps provide technical solutions to self-purify water bodies – with the ‘Aquago® ’ aerator technology – we recommend as an add-on to Hydrelio® floating PV plants to preserve water quality.

CORRODYS

Corrodys is a corrosion specialist company, whose role is to work on the optimization of our products to resist any long-term alteration.

CIEL & TERRE’S COMMERCIAL PARTNERS

Confident and eager to develop floating in their countries or regions, the network of over 15 experts whom we collaborate with share our vision and values and help us open the opportunities to floating solar energy around the world.

Ciel & Terre’s Hydrelio® technology has been distributed in 5 continents so far: Asia, America, Africa, Oceania and Europe, which are represented by over 25 countries like the US, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, the Netherlands and the UK.

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