L'Oréal's Vichy plant becomes the Group's first industrial site in France to implement a solarization project.
Total, through its subsidiary Total Quadran - one of the leading players in renewable energy in France - has announced the commissioning of the solarisation project at the L'Oréal production plant in Vichy. The project includes photovoltaic car park shades and charging stations for electric vehicles.
The renewable electricity produced will cover 33% of the energy consumption of the factory, where nearly 4,000 solar panels are installed on a surface of 9,500 m2 for a total power of 1.5 MWp (megawatt peak).
Total will also conduct an R&D project on this site to analyze the performance of bifacial photovoltaic modules on shading systems.
“We are proud to support innovative industrial players like L'Oréal in their energy transition by solarising their production sites in France and abroad," said Thierry Muller, CEO of Total Quadran.“With our range of green electricity solutions, from site solarisation to large green electricity purchase contracts, we want to be a partner of choice for companies committed to reducing their carbon footprint," he added.
"Committed to protecting the environment since the creation of the plant 50 years ago, we are delighted to continue, with Total Quadran, our approach in line with our commitments to sustainable development through L'Oréal for the Future. The inauguration of this photovoltaic plant allows the Vichy plant, which is carbon neutral since 2018, to produce more than 30% of its electricity locally,"said Jean-Yves Larraufie, Director of Cosmetics Active Production (CAP) at L'Oréal.