To combat global warming, France has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Like France, many countries around the world have decided - by choice or environmental necessity - to turn to decarbonised electricity. In this quest for green energy, photovoltaics seems to have its full place, but is not the only viable solution. Incidentally, what is the status of its deployment potential?
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Wednesday April 4th, 2018
(Français) À Marseille, le centre commercial du Prado ouvre ses portes
(Français) Une belle aventure s’est terminée mercredi 28 mars pour les équipes de Linkcity et de Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est avec l’inauguration du centre commercial du Prado à Marseille. Jeudi matin, les marseillais ont foulé ses allées, fiers de découvrir un bâtiment au caractère architectural hors-normes.
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