Smart Energies (en)


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 decentralized renewable energy and power management, particularly in the solar photovoltaic industry.

In 2016, we surpassed the 100 financed and operating sites milestone. As of the end of 2018, we have 260 sites in operation or under construction. While our production is mainly located in France, our pipeline of solar and hydraulic projects in Africa, in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe is growing and will yield results, with a desire to produce our green energy closer to consumer zones and in areas where the price of energy is high.

We believe in the enormous potential of small, distributed projects such as roof solar panels or parking shelters. We are proud to have developed and 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. In France only, development possibilities for solar projects on rooftops or shelters is estimated to 300 GWp!

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, either in grid-feeding or self-consumption.

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 investors 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 or hydraulic resources.

Smart Energies, Smarter Future