Environment and renewable energy

Environment and renewable energy

A wind turbine belonging to EDF subsidiary enXco surrounded by fields, Fenton, Minnesota, USA.

Renewable energies are playing a growing role in the energy landscape. A leading player, EDF hopes to increase its presence, position and pull in the field. On the photovoltaic front, the ambition is to develop competitive technologies that have completely changed directions in relation to other means of production, as well as to back EDF in its current development endeavors.

On the onshore wind energy front, the focus of R&D-driven programs provides support to EDF's entities to help them carry out their operational businesses. Offshore wind energy is holding true to the promises made by the sector with results stemming, partly, from skills developed in the United Kingdom.

R&D's efforts in tidal energy also remain steady and signifi cant. On the biomass front, EDF R&D is very active in the field of biomass gasifi cation, whose recovery possibilities are proving abundant. EDF R&D is, yet again, helping the Group's projects in the field of geothermal energy, and is gauging the development potential that solar thermal energy may be able to offer.

EDF R&D is also active in devising the insertion requirements for Renewal Energies in the energy mix with a particular emphasis on issues tied to energy storage.

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