Paris, 19 March, 2019
By signing a partnership with COFREX (whose main shareholder is the French State), which is responsible for France’s participation in the universal exhibition, Akuo Energy will install the Sunstyle® solar tiles on the France Pavilion.
Through its historic commitment to renewable energies, Akuo Energy’s activity is in line with the theme of Expo 2020, which is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the subthemes being Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility, where the French Pavillon will be located.
Sunstyle International manufactures, markets and distributes the Sunstyle® solar roof, which combines green energy production, watertight roofing and aesthetics whilst generating long-term savings for buildings.
The Sunstyle® roof meets the requirements of towns and cities of the future by enabling buildings to be sustainable and autonomous from an energy perspective whilst being perfectly incorporated within the urban landscape. As well as ensuring the traditional functions of a roof, Sunstyle® solar tiles produce clean energy, thus participating in the energy and ecological transition and adapting to the requirements of towns and their inhabitants.
A partnership to highlight French competitiveness
The France Pavilion, whose individual theme will be “Lights, Light”, will be located in the Mobility zone. It will radiate France’s vision internationally and will also be an amazing showcase to strengthen the French presence on cultural, scientific and industrial issues. This global event will help bring together French vision and expertise and enhance the country’s appeal overseas by highlighting its technological and scientific innovations that benefit the human beings and our planet in general.
This Universal Exhibition is a truly global event, and our participation as partner in the design of the France Pavilion is a great honour. As a player of the ecological transition, it was natural for us to provide our solar tiles that will illustrate the expertise of French companies and the sustainable innovations that are allowing France to pursue its sustainable development
Removable and reusable, the pavilion will be the most ecological ever designed by France for a major international event. Benefiting from the partnership with Akuo Energy is a major asset enabling the French Pavilion to incorporate the three pillars of bi-climatism: renewable, clean and controlled energy, sustainable materials and a circular economy at work
About Akuo Energy
Akuo Energy is a renewable energy global player. The company is present across the whole value chain, including project development, financing, construction, and operation. As of end-2018, Akuo Energy had invested more than EUR 2.2 billion for a total capacity of 1.2 GW in operation or under construction and had over 2 GW in projects being developed. With more than 350 employees, the Group, whose headquarters are in Paris, France, has subsidiaries in 17 other countries around the world. Akuo Energy aims at a global production capacity of 3,500 MW in 2022.
For more information : www.akuoenergy.com
About Sunstyle International
Sunstyle International manufactures and markets the Sunstyle® solar roof, a renewable energy production solution incorporated within the building’s structure to create an aesthetic, economical and virtuous fifth façade. Sunstyle® offers more sustainable and autonomous buildings whilst ensuring a roof that is as watertight as traditional roofing. The modular colour and homogenous covering of every type of architecture ensure the roof’s optimal incorporation within its environment, combined with the performances of an industrial and standardised product.