DEVELOPERS:
GO FOR
FLOATING

CIEL & terre assists you to develop your floating pv project

As developers, you can recognize opportunities. As floating solar experts, we validate their potential and feasibility. Our role is to give you all the keys to adapt your expertise to floating PV and harness this market’s full potential. The project development being a complex phase with technical and economic challenges, it is crucial to work with experienced partners in the field.

With a track record of over 165 projects, we are considered as the global floating PV leader and have experience in providing, designing, installing, and financing large-scale Hydrelio® floating solar plants around the world. Over the years, we have acquired all the technical knowledge to accompany our partners to develop and finance viable and bankable projects.

At Ciel & Terre, we can accompany you all along the process or on specific topics according to your needs and requirements, with the aim to always combine excellence and performance of our Hydrelio® systems and unanimously satisfy all stake holders.

invest in a Safe, bankable and reliable project

Where development has a major role, we propose you to work collaboratively to secure together your investment and respond to all your concerns. Our team is able to assist you at every stage of the development process, from feasibility studies to construction, and financing solutions. Choose us as your consulting partner to guide and advise you in the development and management of your project.

PREFEASIBILITY STUDY

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We can intervene on the project supervision if you need assistance on the tender procurement process relative to floating PV components and electrical equipment and on the planning coordination.

SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

FEASIBILITY STUDY

In order to establish the opportunity and the technical difficulties that can be encountered, we provide feasibility study services to the support of decision-making parties with respect of the development and financing of floating photovoltaic installation projects.

FINANCIAL VIABILITY

Since 2006, we have realized solar power plants as IPPs and developed an expertise on the financing of PV projects. Today, we have a deep understanding of the major obstacles faced by developers even in emerging countries, where banks are reluctant to provide low interest credit lines and investors’ appetite is making any solar projects difficult to come out of the ground.

Moreover, our patented technology, Hydrelio®, is lab-tested and field-proven and recognized as the most bankable system by all the majors financing institutions and insurance companies, but also by accredited certification organisms.


PREFEASIBILITY & FEASIBILITY STUDY

In order to establish the opportunity and the technical difficulties that can be encountered, we provide feasibility study service to the support of decision-making parties with respect to the development and financing of floating photovoltaic installation projects.


FINANCIAL VIABILITY

Ciel & Terre being an IPP since its creation in 2006, we have developed an expertise on financing of solar projects. Today, we have a deep understanding of the major obstacles faced by developers even in emerging countries, where banks are reluctant to provide low interest credit lines and investors’ appetite is making any solar projects, not only floating, difficult to come out of the ground.

Moreover, our patented technology, Hydrelio®, is lab-tested and field-proven and recognized as the most bankable system by all the majors financing institutions and insurance companies, but also by accredited certification organisms.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We can intervene on the project supervision if you need assistance on the tender procurement process relative to floating PV components and electrical equipment and on the planning coordination.

development experience with floating solar panels

Business Case of floating PV in Cambodia

Combined with a rooftop solar installation, Chip Mong Insee Cement, the site’s owner, have upgraded their water reservoir with a 2.8 MWp floating solar plant to cover the full electricity needs in self-consumption of the cement facility. The project developer, Cleantech Solar, chose Hydrelio® technology to be implemented on the raw water pond and to respond efficiently to the electricity concerns of this energy-intensive activity. (2019)

Ciel & Terre’s scope: engineering design – including Hydrelio® platform and anchoring system – and supply and installation of the anchoring solution

CMIC POND – 2,835 kWp
MAXIMIZE AVAILABLE SPACE FOR A HIGH-CONSUMING INDUSTRY

  • 7,768 floating solar panels (Jinko Solar – 365W)
  • Implementation on a raw water reservoir
  • Water coverage: 74% / 24,260 m²
  • Bank anchoring system
  • 4.2 GWh / year generated
  • 3,408 T CO2 avoided / year
  • Grid-connection on February 2019

About the 2.8 MWp floating PV installation on Chip Mong Insee Cement Plant reservoir in Cambodia:

Customers come to Cleantech Solar because we provide high-integrity solar systems that withstand the test of time. Our business model is such that we take on the full performance risk of our systems. We do not take any risk such as using unproven or second-rate components. This made Ciel & Terre the obvious choice given their track record in the floating solar field. We are delighted to work with them as they share our strong values of delivering safe, cutting-edge and competitive technology. Today, we have a high-performing solar plant that will help Chip Mong Insee Cement reduce its CO2 emissions significantly and improve their bottom line without them having to make further investment.

Alan Khor
Cleantech Solar’s Head of Engineering, Procurement & Construction

FAQ

A FAQ document will soon be available to respond to your additional questions.

CONTACT US
for more information.