The Volta Group develops, finances, builds and operates solar power plants in greenhouses, on the ground and in agricultural and commercial buildings. In particular, Volta has strong expertise in the construction and renovation of agricultural buildings that house power plants. Several economic and technical models are possible for buildings with a surface area of between 500 to 2500 m².
As a key player in the sector, the Volta Group has comprehensive expertise across the entire value chain of energy projects. An independent energy producer, the Volta Group is a long-term partner for customers, local authorities and businesses.
The group currently has more than two hundred installations in operation throughout France. With the support of a large network of developers and local installation partners, Volta is developing a portfolio of several hundred additional projects, with the aim of becoming a key leader in this market segment.
In addition to its prior activity in the development of solar projects on agricultural roofs, 2022 has seen the launch of ground-mounted projects for Volta, primarily targeting degraded sites, artificial sites and agrivoltaism projects.
The Volta Group runs innovative projects in the development and modernisation of wind farms. With an awareness of the environmental and societal challenges of this kind of energy, the company has chosen to develop projects that align with the challenges posed by local acceptability.
The company has focused in particular on “repowering” projects aimed at optimising the potential of sites that are already in operation after an internal assessment of the potential that is present.
The first repowering project supported by the Volta Group will take place in 2022. Particular attention will be paid to the dismantling and recycling of equipment.
Overseas and International
The Volta Group has developed significant expertise in photovoltaic projects in non-interconnected areas (NIAs), with a particular focus on assets that include storage capacity. Several plants are in operation, notably in Mayotte.
This high value-added market segment has a double advantage that is both environmental and economic: these projects (i) allow for the production of decarbonised energy and (ii) contribute to the energy autonomy of the territories concerned, where they replace costly thermal electricity generators that have a high carbon footprint.
Since 2017, the group has engaged in a targeted, but ambitious, international diversification drive. Leveraging its expertise in the development and operation of solar projects in the French overseas territories, Volta is now building and operating several assets in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Sri Lanka…).
Finally, in response to the decarbonisation of production systems in Eastern Europe, the group opened a subsidiary in Poland, Volta Polska, in 2021, in order to support Poland’s transformation towards a decarbonised economy.