Why We Believe in Renewables
Total’s Ambition for Renewables
Power Storage: The Key to Solar’s Success
Storage is quite possibly the greatest challenge facing the solar industry. For solar energy to become indispensable, the power it produces must be able to be delivered when we need it most, that is, at night and in the winter. This implies storing energy during the day and distributing it outside of periods of sunshine.
At Total, we are convinced that optimizing storage is key to the expansion of renewable energies, provided that it is backed by technologies that are safe and competitive, both economically and technically. To rise to this challenge, we acquired Saft, the world leader in advanced-technology batteries for industry, whose next-generation lithium-ion batteries can store a large amount of electricity in a small amount of space.