Photovoltaic roofing system planned for new distribution centre in Nimes

French supermarket chain Carrefour is to install a photovoltaic roofing system at a new distribution centre it is building in Nimes.

The system is manufactured by Solar Integrated Technology Systems, a Los Angeles-based firm which is listed on the UK Stock Exchange. The firm specialises in building integrated photovoltaic roofing systems for non-residential, low-slope rooftops.

The project is being managed by Urbasolar, a turn-key PV engineering company based in Montpellier.

Solar Integrated president and chief executive Randall MacEwen said: “With our unique product and a strong local partner we continue to view France as an attractive market, and Carrefour as an attractive target customer for repeat business.”