French Energy Giant Acquires Ombrea

TotalEnergies To Take Up Agrivoltaic Projects Globally Under Ombrea Brand From Aix-En-Provence Located Division

French Energy Giant Acquires Ombrea

Pictured is an agrivoltaic project in France’s Lot-et-Garonne, commissioned by Ombrea recently. (Photo Credit: Ombrea)

  • TotalEnergies has acquired French agrivoltaics player Ombrea for an undisclosed amount  
  • It will bring to TotalEnergies’ fold around 158 MW capacity under development by Ombrea along with subject experts  
  • It will also enable TotalEnergies to accelerate the development of its 1.5 GW agrivoltaic portfolio and expand internationally 

TotalEnergies has acquired Ombrea, an agrivoltaics company in its home country France under whose brand it plans to venture deep into this innovative PV application globally. 

In business since 2016, Ombrea has built and operationalized around 10 agrivoltaic projects with 158 MW solar energy capacity in development, and studied some 50 crop varieties for the purpose. This expertise now moves in-house for TotalEnergies.  

The French energy behemoth stated, “TotalEnergies will offer the agricultural world, under the Ombrea brand, solutions to combine solar production and agricultural production and in particular solutions for protection against weather hazards, maintaining or even improving yields, and adaptation to climate change.” 

The acquisition will enable TotalEnergies to also accelerate the development of its 1.5 GW agrivoltaic projects portfolio. 

Ombrea co-founders Christian Davico and Julie Davico-Pahin will move to TotalEnergies along with their 40 subject experts, stationed at the latter’s agrivoltaic business division base in Aix-en-Provence.  

We are pleased that the Bouches du Rhône and Aix-en-Provence region will become the world center of agrivoltaism for TotalEnergies,” said Director of Renewables at TotalEnergies, Vincent Stoquart.  

Floating solar was one among the innovative PV applications discussed at the recent TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Advanced Solar Module Innovations. Click here for conference summary. 

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