Solar energy goes through the roof

CoWatt launched in September 2017

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A Nantes company is bringing together people who want to install solar panels on their roofs but cannot afford them, with others who have some money aside and want to invest in renewable energy.

CoWatt launched in September 2017, and has already got 30 projects under way. “We are convinced that energy transition will be made with the citizens,” said co-founder Julien Bouron. “Setting up a [solar energy] project and investing seems difficult for many. We want to show that by removing technical and legal obstacles, everyone can access them.”

The company’s operation across Pays de la Loire makes it possible to pool administrative costs, which would be too heavy to bear for individuals or small businesses. The company also intends to reinvest its profits in information initiatives.