The Metropolitan Solar Club, a tool to accelerate your solar energy production projects

Commit to the energy transition

Is your solar production project stalling?
Discover the Metropolitan Solar Club recently created by the Metropolis of Lyon and the regional union of solar energy professionals, AuRA Digital Solaire, to accelerate the development of solar energy production projects.

Who is it for?
All the players in the region:
– project owners for the development of solar power plants: owners of buildings / car parks / land – including local authorities and social landlords,
– economic players in the solar sector,
– representatives of these actors, professional associations, consular chambers, expert bodies, etc.

What is it about?

This Club aims to provide tools and networking for project leaders so that they can implement and succeed in their projects more quickly. It encourages synergy, cooperation and mutual aid between players, with the aim of capitalising, enhancing and sharing operational tools and methods. The Metropolitan Solar Club is not only a resource centre to guide and equip project leaders (monitoring, benchmarks, analyses, studies, guides, action sheets, etc.) but also has a leadership role to encourage exchanges.

In concrete terms?
The Metropolitan Solar Club provides simple information on “why and how to go solar”, enabling project developers to better understand, identify and formalise the methods for developing solar projects.
The different ways in which it works with project developers are
– organisation of working groups,
– creation of webinars and conferences,
– provision of standard documents, recommendations, etc.
– dissemination of calls for projects, calls for expressions of interest, public contracts, etc.
– site visits

Themes addressed
As the Club’s objective is to provide concrete answers to the questions and difficulties of project leaders, the subjects addressed will be chosen according to the proposals of its members.

In particular, the following topics will be proposed
– self-consumption,
– direct sale of electricity (“PPA”),
– regulatory provisions and obligations in terms of the obligation to install solar installations, but also in terms of environmental impact, vegetation, rainwater management, etc.
– legal and financial arrangements,
– agrivoltaics
– connection of installations to the electricity grid, etc.

The commitment of the Metropolis of Lyon

The Metropolis of Lyon has an ambitious solar energy development policy for its territory, which has significant potential, favourable sunshine and a rich local ecosystem. This policy is part of its energy transition strategy, which is based on reducing energy consumption (-30% between 2000 and 2030) and doubling the local production of renewable and recovered energy by 2026 to reach 17% of the energy mix. These ambitious objectives are a response to the climate emergency and a major lever for strengthening the territory’s energy sovereignty, as well as for controlling the energy bill of its inhabitants and users.

The Metropolitan Solar Club receives funding from ENEDIS as part of its partnership with the Metropolis of Lyon and in line with its CSR and ecological transition policies, in particular to strengthen the resources available to run the Solar Club.

Solar panels on the roof of the Pierre-Bénite station car park ©Métropole de Lyon-Laurence DANIERE

Lyon Metropole-Julien Rambaud-ALPACA