[as a valuable actor] as he should be, [because] he is only a simple citizen above anything else ».
Some fields are victims of this old-fashioned system. The French energy sector is one of them as it is often facing barriers that limit the rise of innovation and of innovative structures such as start-ups. These barriers stop the sector from developing as it should. In the light of these issues it is difficult for a French energy start-up to be in the spotlight as much as the semi-state owned big companies. Partnership attempts between small and big structures exist, eg. The Open Innovation, but despite these attempts, small structures are still not visible enough.
Start-ups directly compete with these big companies aforementioned that have access to much greater resources than the small structures which contributes to limiting the start-ups’ take on innovation.
That is why, the task force came up with economic, fiscal and regulatory solutions, in order to ease the transition between the two worlds.
The key points to these solutions are: the creation of a unifying brand « France Avenir » in order to support innovation while developing a digital accelerator for synergies, but also building together the Movement for Enterprises for the New Economy (MENE).
The report puts the energy as the main focus and a very important point is made about the necessity to move towards renewables. That is why one of the main points of this report is to « take the solar road ».
Two more points were also put upfront: the importance of the digital revolution of energy and « making the French Overseas Territories the display of a model of development for the South ».
Reuniwatt took these directions long ago. As a Soft Grid company, expert in photovoltaic, and originally from Reunion Island (a French Overseas Territory), Reuniwatt has an indisputable legitimacy on the ongoing themes discussed within Lepage’s report.
Reuniwatt stands among the New World’s Actors: an input to the report was handed to Madame Lepage and the company is thus mentioned several times in the report. The fact that her task force is shedding lights on the importance of photovoltaic production in order to « take the solar road » is another proof of the importance of solar PV forecasting.