Although the sun has been shining for billions of years, we are only just starting to tap its potential as an energy source. Total has been active in solar energy for more than 25 years. Working with their partners, our teams have helped bring the photovoltaic sector to the verge of wide-scale commercial deployment. We are there now, but it will still take substantial human, financial and technological resources for photovoltaics to live up to its promise.
The challenges ahead include improving efficiency, cutting costs and midwifing next-generation cells and systems to broaden the range of applications.
In addition to our long-standing experience in this field, Total as a company has the capabilities and resources to become a key player in the solar energy industry of the future.