We are now experiencing an incredible acceleration in the demand for photovoltaics

We are now experiencing an incredible acceleration in the demand for photovoltaics

This was the message conveyed in an interview with TECSOL by Gaëtan Masson, President of the Institut Becquerel, a strategic partner of CARBON from the outset.

In particular, he stressed the need to relaunch a European industrial sector, country by country:

“On a strategic level, I personally believe first in creating national industries. It is easier to mobilize energies at the national level, to call on a State to support a project within the framework of a recovery plan. In France, the Institut Becquerel is supporting the CARBON project, a large-scale project urgently needed by France with a capacity of 5 GW on 50 to 60 hectares of plants.

For this project, we are seeking the support of the French government at all levels. All French developers must also support this project. The sector has become aware of the need for a strong local industry. Following the example of CARBON, other projects are expected to emerge in Europe. It will then be time to bring them together and think about a Solar Airbus.

For now, the main priority is to move quickly, country by country. We absolutely must produce part of what we consume. Peace works well in times of abundance. In times of rationing and geopolitical stress, however, war quickly becomes an option.”

Engaging in the decarbonization of the economy, participating in reindustrialization and restoring European energy sovereignty – that is CARBON’s mission.

Read the full interview here.