Smart Energies


A word from the President

Vianney De L Estang

One thing is certain: the necessary energy transition is capital-intensive. Schematically, it consists of replacing annual spending on imported fossil energies with investments in sustainable and low-consumable infrastructures. The key to success in the energy transition is therefore to bring forth the plans and the players able to finance it. This is what motivates us every day at Smart Energies.

Over the years, Smart Energies has become a benchmark for investment in decentralised renewable energy and power management, particularly in the solar photovoltaic industry.

In 2015, we funded and integrated forty new sites into our portfolio. We will surpass 100 operating sites in 2016, mainly in France, with a desire to produce our green energy closer to consumer zones and in areas where the price of energy is high, both in Europe as well as in Africa, where we will fund our first projects in 2016.

We believe in the enormous potential of small, distributed projects such as roof solar panels. We are proud to have financed a number of them and we wish to increase our support to those who develop them through partnerships or through the acquisition of mature project portfolios.

Our involvement doesn’t stop there: we also finance innovative technologies. With our investment in Areva H2Gen, a specialist in PEM electrolysis, we are making hydrogen a future key vector for storing large amounts of renewable energy (Power-To-Gas) and ensuring clean mobility.

With our offering in energy efficiency, we offer industrial customers and public entities third-party financing solutions that allow them to reduce their consumption and energy costs. Our first waste heat recovery ORC module has been used at a Veolia site since the first quarter of 2016.

Every day, our teams identify new projects to develop and are passionate about creating innovative financial arrangements that enable to produce renewable energy closer to areas of consumption and that are well accepted locally.

Putting our beliefs and skills at the service of a solid source of growth in wealth and well-being, as part of an efficient and sustainable economy with the trust of our shareholders is an exciting challenge!

Vianney de l'Estang, CEO

As a stakeholder committed to the energy transition, Smart Energies develops, finances, builds, and operates renewable energy production sites in Europe and Africa using solar, hydraulic, and biogas resources in the regions.

Smart Energies, Smarter Future