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Renault launches the largest photovoltaic project global automotive

Renault, in partnership with Gestamp Solar, launching the largest photovoltaic project in the world in the automotive sector in equipping its french factories solar panels.

• This project involves sites (ISO 14001 certified since 2000) Douai, Maubeuge, Flins Batilly Sandouville and Cleon.

• Ultimately, it represents 450,000 m2 of solar panels, the equivalent of the area of ​​60 football pitches, for an installed capacity of 60 MW, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of a city of 15,000 inhabitants .

• Thus, the use of this renewable energy can reduce the CO2 emissions of 30,000 tons per year.

The implementation of photovoltaic power plants at industrial sites testifies to Renault's historic commitment in environmental matter, which is expressed through its eco2 policy. The range of electric vehicles accessible to all is the bearer of this mobilization.

In partnership with Gestamp Solar, who took over the case initiated by Eiffage, Renault launched the largest photovoltaic project in the world in the automotive sector.

Eventually, 450,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels will be operational, or the equivalent of the area of ​​63 football fields. The installed capacity, with a value of 60 MW corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of a city of 15,000 inhabitants.

This project is part of the strategic plan Renault 2016 - Drive The Change, in which Renault has committed to reduce its carbon footprint by 10% by 2013 and a further 10% between 2013 and 2016.

It will reduce the CO2 emissions of 30,000 tons per year.

Renault leads multiple actions in its plants to reduce consumption (factory "Zero Carbon" Tangier for example); with this project, the company marks its desire to preserve resources while promoting the diversification mix energetics to produce electricity, in particular through the use of renewable energies.

Solar panels will cover Delivery Centres and Expedition of Douai, Maubeuge, Flins Batilly and Sandouville and parking staff Maubeuge and Cleon.

The date of startup facilities construction is planned in mid-June this year, the end of the work being planned in February 2012.

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