Total, EDF To Create Solar Energy Research Institute In France

EDF, Total, the French National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, and the higher education institute Ecole Polytechnique, have announced the creation of the Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France, or IPVF.

The project will be done in association with industrial gasses company Air Liquide (>> AIR LIQUIDE), Horiba Jobin Yvon and Riber (>> RIBER), said the companies in a joint statement.

The IPVF will be one of the five largest centers worldwide and will eventually bring together almost 180 researchers, lecturers and students, the companies added.