The world has reached a tipping point. Europe must now take decisive action to decarbonize its economy and establish its energy sovereignty. In this fight to preserve our planet and its climate, strengthen our strategic independence and promote local employment, solar energy already plays a leading role because it is clean, abundant and ultra-competitive.
However, most of the modules and, to an even greater extent, the photovoltaic cells are currently imported from China. No European player is ranked in the world’s top 10 for the production of photovoltaic panels. To avoid replacing our dependence on fossil fuel imports with a dependence on imports of the essential building blocks of our energy future, i.e. photovoltaic cells and modules, we must take our industrial and energy destiny in hand.
To be involved in the reindustrialization of France, to strengthen European sovereignty, to contribute to our energy independence and to the decarbonization of our economies by becoming one of the world’s top 10 manufacturers of silicon wafers, photovoltaic cells and solar panels.
To build in France and Europe a set of gigafactories for wafers, cells and photovoltaic modules, capable of producing 5 GW in 2025 and more than 20 GW by 2030, by integrating the core of the value chain, from ingot growth to the assembly of photovoltaic modules.
To manufacture locally in a responsible manner and to market at a large scale competitive, high-performance, reliable, durable and low-carbon photovoltaic products, integrating the issue of recyclability from the outset.
Creation of the CARBON company
Financing, preliminary studies and permits
Launch of the pilot production line
Gigafactory Inauguration of the 1st Gigafactory