Photovoltaic panels at the Paris stadium Stade Jean-Bouin
Written by Patrice D'Hérouville
Installation of photovoltaic panels at the Paris stadium Stade Jean-Bouin
– by Verrières du Nord, a loyal Heli France client
On 20 June 2018, Verrières du Nord organized an event to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Naturally, the company chose the Stade Jean-Bouin to welcome its clients and partners.
Why the Stade Jean-Bouin?
The Stade Jean-Bouin serves as the sports arena for Le Stade français rugby, a 15 a-side rugby club. It was opened to the public in 1916 and is located right next to the Parc des Princes (the home stadium of the football club Paris Saint Germain, PSG) in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
During 2010 to 2013, the stadium underwent a major renovation. In 2012, Verrières du Nord (in a contract partnership with Tenesol-Sunpower) installed 2,800 m2 of bi-glass canopy structures with photovoltaic cells, designed to produce 290 kWh of power. The electricity produced can provide enough power to illuminate the stadium.
The mayor of Paris from 2001 till 2014, Bertrand Delanoë, wanted to develop the maximum amount of photovoltaic installations possible in France’s capital, and this project was one of the most significant responses to that desire.
HR 21 in the spotlights
During the event there were a series of lectures on current topics such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) or Lean Management. Gérard Le Goff of the Rudy Ricciotti Bureau covered the reconstruction of the stadium.
The Nifty Lift HR 21 supplied by Heli provided an animated centrepiece, offering guests the opportunity to take a close-up look at the photovoltaic panels designed and installed by Verrières du Nord.