Total, Envision JV to Take on Distributed Solar Energy Market in China

Total and Envision have partnered to develop on-site distributed generation solar projects for B2B customers in China.

Total Envision Distributed Solar China

TEESS, a 50/50 joint venture company, established by French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total and the Envision Group, a global leading smart energy technology company, has announced the launch of its commercial activity to develop on-site distributed generation solar projects for B2B customers in China.

TEESS will offer its clients a unique combination of distributed solar energy systems and digital solar energy solutions running on Envision’s AIoT Operating System EnOS. This offer will allow the clients to decarbonise their energy while reducing energy costs, optimising and digitalising energy management, and enhancing the safety and reliability of energy utilisation.

Companies of the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector account for approximately two-thirds of Chinese power consumption. More and more C&I clients are committed to 100 percent renewable power. Our joint venture is there to help these clients to fulfill this target, said Alex Sun, CEO of TEESS.

“Our shareholders, Total and Envision, have unparalleled expertise in renewable energy generation and digital energy solutions worldwide. We aim to combine our respective strengths in digitalised and distributed solar energy sector, to become the No.1 choice of Industrial & Commercial companies in China to support and enable their renewable power transition,” he added.

“Total is delighted to partner with Envision to enter Chinese booming distributed solar energy market. As a historic player of the solar sector, we are keen on growing our footprint in low carbon electricity in China and enable local industries to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Julien Pouget, senior vice-president of Renewables at Total.

In August, we reported that Total had inaugurated its 1000th solarised service station, powered by solar panels. The rooftop solar systems at the Palmeraie retail outlet in Marrakech, Morocco, is a milestone in the company’s program to solarise certain of its service stations worldwide, begun in late 2016.

The company’s goal is to solarise 5,000 stations in 57 countries. And has reassured that the work on the project will accelerate in the coming months to reach around 1,000 stations per year.

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Ayush Verma

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