Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will once again be organising the French Pavilion at the World Future Energy Summit, WFES, from 15th to 18th January, 2018, in partnership with Club ADEME International and Syndicat des energies renouvelables.

As the GCC holds real potential for French energy companies, the regional markets, in the field of transformation, are turning the corner into energy transition with large-scale projects and structured institutions. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week offers a prime showcase for French know-how. It is an opportunity for exhibitors to meet decision-makers and contractors in the region, introducing their work and paving the way for future participation in projects.

The figures for the renewable energies sector in France speak volumes about how it is positioned in Europe and across the world. With 21.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent produced in 2015, France is the third-largest producer of renewable energies, RWEs, in Europe, behind Germany (38.8 Mt) and Italy (23.5 Mt). In France, the proportion of RWEs in final energy consumption amounts to 15 percent, the target being to reach 23 percent by 2020.

The number two source of wind energy in France and number five when it comes to sunshine, France also boasts Europe's largest hydraulic potential and is fourth in total forest land.

In the field of photovoltaic solar energy, France ranks in the top 10 best-equipped countries world-wide. France has 11 million square kilometres of sea, representing among the largest potential sources of energy in the world.

ARTS Energy, one of the world's leading battery manufacturers, will be presenting its new generation of nickel-metal hydride, Ni-MH, batteries for professional autonomous solar energy solutions and backup applications at the WFES and IWS trade fair in Abu Dhabi (French Pavilion).

ARTS Energy's latest generation of Ni-MH batteries are exceptionally robust in very warm environments (up to 85 C) and boast a 10-year lifetime when used in outdoor applications in the Middle East. Ni-MH is particularly well suited to autonomous solar applications in the Middle East (solar street lights, road and urban signage, etc.), which are very demanding. However, this new generation of batteries also performs extremely well in backup applications, (for example telecom), as well as applications involving a high number of cycles (for example. daily battery use to reduce main grid electricity bills, data-centres back up).

Source: Emirates News Agency