France’s Innovation in Renewable Energy on Display
The Salon des Energies Renouvelables is a pioneering event in France. Since 2001, this has been a benchmark event for all types of renewableenergy.
The show is an annual forum that brings togetherqualified exhibitors spanning the entire sector of energies. In thespace of eight shows, the Salon des Energies Renouvelables has recorded a meteoric rise in attendance.
France is currently the secondlargest European market in terms of renewables taken as a whole, andconstitutes a major growth driver compared to other countries where this market is already mature, such as Germany, or in difficulty, such asSpain.
Implementation of the decisions taken at the “Grenelle”environment meeting and the building construction stimulus plan willgive new impetus to renewable energy contracts in France.
High-growth markets include Solar photovoltaic systems where the installed capacity rose from 70MW in 2007 to 175MW in 2008, as well as created 1 500 jobs.
French thermal solar systems have grown at a rate of 28%. The market inmetropolitan France is now estimated to be 313 000 m2 of solarinstallations or a capacity of 219 MWth for an annual turnover of about€400 m and with the creation of some 6500 jobs.
French wind power France recorded an increase of 38% in installed capacity in 2008,reaching a total of 3404 MW, thus ranking the country 4th in Europe.Direct jobs created rose to 7000 compared to 5000 in 2007.
French biomass energy produced 290 000 tonnes of oil equivalent between 2007and 2010.
The Salon des Energies Renouvelables will be attendedby building trade and energy professionals, heat specialists,electricians, renewable energy specialists, specifi ers (architects,design offices, economists), public sector, contractors, electedrepresentatives, private owners, etc.
Exhibitions andpresentations will showcase the technologies of tomorrow. In rethinkinghow energy can be supplied to our societies, we must consider allpossible solutions. Certain developing technologies merit specialmention: marine energy, hydrogen, second generation biofuels, energystorage.
The Salon des Energies Renouvelables will include thelatest innovations and give stakeholders a forum to promote theirachievments.
To see a schedule of events go to Les conférences en salles http://www.energie-ren.com/2010/index.php/en/Visiter/conferences.html
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