Engie and Volkswagen France have built a solar carport with a capacity of 20 megawatts

Installation is expected to take 22 months

At Volkswagen Group France’s headquarters in Aisne, Engie has begun implementing a 20MW solar carport system.

The solar PV shade will offer protection for the group’s 6500 vehicle fleet.

In requests for proposals published by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Engie Green was awarded two 10MW projects in 2020 and 2021.

The installation process has begun and will take 22 months to complete.

Engie Green is fully funding the project with a €20 million investment and will run the facilities for 32 years.

The generated power will be routed into the Enedis grid.

“This ambitious project to cover our Villers-Cotterets fleet with photovoltaic shades is entirely in line with the Volkswagen Group’s New Auto strategy, with the goal of decarbonizing our activities, whether during the production and use of our vehicles, but also through actions using renewable energies,” said Xavier Chardon, chairman of the management board of Volkswagen Group France.

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