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Total’s track record leveraging solar technology

Total has been blazing new trails in photovoltaic solar power and storage solutions for 45 years.

1972

Total set up Total Énergie Développement (TED).

1972
1975

1975

Total designed and tested its first solar panels, hydraulic pumps, solar-powered water heaters and ground-mounted solar farms for the Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

1982

Total built its research center in Nanterre, near Paris; the solar power market was riding 40% growth.

1982
1996

1996

TED teamed up with EDF to supply solar-powered lighting and drinking water in 15,000 homes in Morocco and South Africa.

2005

TED, which was supplying solar electricity to over 100,000 homes in Asia, Africa and Latin America, was renamed Tenesol (Total Énergie Solaire).

2005
2011

2011

SunPower, which builds the highest-efficiency modules on the market, joined forces with Total to establish a new world leader in the solar industry.

2017

Indirect participation of 23% of the Total group in EREN RE through an investment of $237.5M for the development, construction, financing and operation of international solar, wind and hybrid projects.

2018
2018

2018

Total Solar is created to produce and sell solar energy to industrial and commercial customers, as well as to the grid.