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About us

Laketricity develops floating photovoltaic projects around the world and ensures their sustainable integration into the local environment.

We are the independent project development entity of the Ciel & Terre International group. Our experience allows us to address the specific needs of each site by providing the opportunity for owners to value their land while respecting ecosystems and their biodiversity.

That’s why our approach is based on proximity, making collaboration and consultation a priority. Together, we design the most suitable solutions for the development of reliable and sustainable floating solar power plants on all types of water bodies.

+ 50
Employees

+ 95
Projects

+100 MWp
Total installed capacity

+1 GWp
Total capacity in our secured projects pipeline

Our purpose

Our mission

We are actively engaged in the transition to clean energy and that is why we have gathered a large network of specialized engineers. Laketricity was born out of this commitment to contribute to building a more sustainable future.

Develop smart solutions to positively integrate renewable energies into their local environment.

Our vision

The desire to push the boundaries of traditional solar is part of our DNA!

Our international teams bring innovative solutions, in line with the communities and combined with the existing activity of the site. In addition to generating land revenue, promoting a site or reducing energy bills, our projects are part of a global environmental approach.

Our values

We enjoy taking on any challenge with audacity. Our pioneering spirit is strongly rooted in our DNA and drives us to imagine new solutions to build tomorrow.

At Laketricity, we have plenty of resources: innovation, precision and listening are at your service. Our teams of experts in floating solar project development take charge of your project and provide you with the right solutions to ensure its longevity for over 30 years.

Proximity is at the heart of our approach: through listening and consultation, we guarantee the cooperation of all project stakeholders. We act with transparency, respect and consideration for the local environment: its biodiversity and its people.

As a developer-actor, we rigorously manage our projects to guarantee reliable, sustainable solutions. We surround ourselves with environmental experts to design projects that are respectful of ecosystems. We are aware that every action we take engages our responsibility, so we take care to make reasoned choices that have a positive impact on future generations.

Our history

2015

  • Ciel & Terre International Group begins project development activities with Kato-shi ike in Japan, the first co-developed project.
  • Launch of project development activities in Japan.

2018

  • Laketricity is developing its first projects in Taiwan with Sugu #1 and Sugu #2 for a total of 5.2MWp.

2019

  • Laketricity creation
  • Signature of the first 35MW high voltage project in the USA (grid connection planned for 2025)
  • First project developed on a hydroelectric dam in Brazil : Sobradinho, 1MWp.

2020

  • +53MWp of projects built and developped around the world
  • Increase of Laketricity’s activities in the United States with the development of a 1.8MWp floating solar power plant on a water treatment pond for the city of Windsor.

2021

  • Creation of the affiliate Laketricity EMEA with two offices: in France in Bordeaux and in Italy in Verona.
  • 39MWp of projects developed and built in Japan

2022

  • 500 MW of sites secured by Laketricity worldwide
  • Laketricity opens up to new markets with the first project developed on a fish farm in Taiwan: Taixi #1 and Taixi #2 for a total of 2.6MWp.
  • Creation of the affiliate Laketricity Japan with already 29 floating solar power plants developed locally.

Our offices worldwide

We have an international presence with 5 local offices and 7 agents in 10 countries around the world.

Our governance

Laketricity has been directed by Eva Pauly, President, since its foundation and she is supported by a Laketricity Management Committee and General Managers in each affiliate.

Our Management Committee is composed of…

Eva Pauly

President and General Manager

Eva has been with the company since meeting Bernard Prouvost, the group’s founder, in 2010. She created the Japanese, UK and US subsidiaries before taking over as President of Laketricity in 2019.

Olivier Philippart

Deputy Managing Director in charge of operations at Laketricity

Olivier joined the company in 2017 following 15 years of experience in the management of large international projects, particularly in the offshore oil industry.

Nathalie Birac

ESG and Insurance Director, Laketricity

Nathalie has worked as a corporate lawyer in France, India, New Caledonia and Africa for French and American law firms, as well as an international & low-carbon transition lawyer in maritime/airline multinationals. Founder of an artificial intelligence startup securing financing for water and climate projects, she joined Laketricity as Legal, ESG and Insurance Director.

Get to know our Regional Managing Directors :

Harold Meurisse

Managing Director EMEA

Since starting at Ciel & Terre Group in 2012, Harold has developed the industrial offices in Brazil, Malaysia and Thailand. He is now the Managing Director of Laketricity EMEA since 2020.

Maarten Van Cleef

Managing Director Italy

Maarten started working for Ciel & Terre Group in 2019 exploring the Italian floating PV market. He is an expert in the photovoltaic and energy industry in which he has more than 20 years of experience. He joined Laketricity in 2022 with the creation of the Italian subsidiary of which he is now the general manager.

Cedric Jaeg

Managing Director Taiwan

Director of Laketricity and Ciel & Terre in Taiwan, Cédric created the Taiwanese office in 2016. Cédric’s background is quite atypical. Indeed, he started by working in the social field and then reoriented his career toward international trade and entrepreneurship.

Our CSR approach

At Laketricity, we believe that our success is not only measured by our ability to develop projects, but also by the positive impact we can have on our environment.
This is why we have integrated a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach in all our activities.

We are proud of our CSR approach and we will continue to apply it to each of our projects in order to build a more sustainable future together.

Our CSR approach is based on four main pillars:

Respect for the environment

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by developing projects with a neutral to positive impact, by deploying eco-responsible practices and by promoting sustainable mobility. We have also implemented sustainable waste management practices, and are actively engaged in educating our partners and the public about the importance of environmental protection.

Respect for human rights

We respect human rights and are committed to promoting ethical practices in our business activities and within our organization.

Commitment to our employees

We believe that the success of a company depends on the well-being of its employees. We strive to provide a fair, safe and inclusive work environment, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.

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Collaboration with communities

We are committed to supporting local communities and making a positive impact on the people around us. One example is our floating solar project installed on a water treatment pond in the city of Windsor, California. This project won the Helen Putnam Award for innovative solutions. This floating solar power plant has enabled the city of Windsor to generate more than 2 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy since its commissioning in October 2020, which equates to more than $210,000 in electricity savings for the city.

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