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Article Date: 15th December 2015

Socomec “Lights Up” the Champs Elysées!

Solar Inverters - Solar Panels - Climate Change - Champs Elysees


Socomec solar inverters will be playing their part in illuminating the famous Champs Elysées as part of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. In keeping with the aims of the conference, IKEA entrusted independent solar power company Générale du Solaire with the design and production of two PV facilities for the Champs Elysées intersection. The aim is to produce the power for the illuminations on what many consider to be the world’s most beautiful avenue. Equipped with solar panels made by French company Voltec Solar and inverters produced by the Socomec Group, these “100% Made in France” facilities produce clean power without any CO2 emissions.

OSIS, the “all-in-one” solution
Setting up a PV facility on the roof a building requires the installation of a technical room or restricted areas to house the inverter and associated protective equipment.

Socomec’s SUNSYS OSIS (Outdoor Solar Inverter Solution) unit completely eliminates the need for such technical rooms. Compact and supplied pre-wired, this solution can be installed outdoors without the need for planning permission. Not only does it save space, it is also quick to implement and economic to use.

Installation is very quick as the solution is delivered fully assembled and pre-wired. All that needs to be done is to connect the SUNSYS OSIS to the PV modules and the electrical network. Servicing the unit is also therefore extremely simple and cost-effective.

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