Solar panels

Photovoltaic energy

Integrate environmental issues into your clean energy development strategy with photovoltaic panels


Global demand for renewable and sustainable energy produced using solar energy grew by 12% in 2019. The photovoltaic solar power sector is spreading rapidly and offers extensive prospects for all stakeholders who have to consider a whole range of issues to meet demand safely.
Apave and its experts can help you control your risks on a daily basis.

Your challenges related

to risk management

Your challenges related to human risks

  • The safety of your employees
  • Implementation of a policy to prevent occupational risks and improve working conditions

  Your challenges related to technical risks

  • Prevention of fire risks in a highly exposed profession
  • Performance and reliability of facilities
  • Compliance with regulations (ATEX, etc.)
  • Transporting and storing energy under the safest possible conditions


Your challenges related to environmental risks

  • Your successful transition to low-carbon energy
  • Improving your energy efficiency

Your challenges related to Digital and Technological risks

  • Technological innovations to cover variations in electricity production and storage
  • Managing your cybersecurity risks and safeguarding your data

By controlling all these risks, businesses in the energy sector will be able to develop new, more environmentally-friendly and more decarbonised production and consumption systems worldwide, to contribute to tomorrow's world.


Did you know?

In 2019, nearly 115 GW of PV panels were installed worldwide. This represents a growth of 12% compared to 2018.

The complete Apave offer
to meet your challenges

Apave supports stakeholders in the photovoltaic facilities market so that they can safely address all the challenges related to their activity.

You are involved in the design/study phase of photovoltaic facilities

Apave supports you from the start: 

  • Feasibility study
  • Environmental assessment and ecological inventory
  • Implications of the water law
  • Theoretical study of maximum energy yield
  • Rationale for the mechanical strength of building structures, canopies
  • DTU 43-1 roof installation notification
  • Training: Asbestos, Energy and Climatic Efficiency

You work on the construction or renovation of photovoltaic facilities

Your challenge: controlling costs and deadlines while ensuring safety on the site and of the environment

  • Operational safety study
  • Design analysis
  • Confirmation of the selection of panels/inverters 
  • Operating instruction sheets
  • ARF ETF lightning
  • Validation compared with theoretical maximum energy yield
  • Ground anchor design AT (piles, Techno Metal Post piles, bolted assemblies, etc.)
  • Verification of structural design calculations
  • CTC; BIM; Facility monitoring (AP'Structure')
  • Design and production phase H&S
  • Check installation of electrical conduits
  • Site environmental monitoring 
  • AT on AD20
  • Fire risk analysis
  • Lifting adequacy assistance
  • Site survey and verification / design data
  • Monitoring of installation work, tightening of fastenings
  • Training courses: Build with environmental requirements, Handling and lifting CACES® [safe operation certificate], Fire, Electrical qualification, Fitting and interconnecting photovoltaic modules, understand the rules of lightning and surge protection 
  • Non destructive testing NDT

You are involved in the acceptance of photovoltaic facilities 

Your challenge: ensuring technical and regulatory compliance, as well as technical and environmental performance

  • Compliance verification (ENR compliance certificate)
  • Verification of actual PV panel specification vs manufacturer data
  • UTE/ C15712 compliance check
  • Electrical installations VI 
  • Lifting
  • Installation of anchoring devices
  • handling and lifting CACES [safe operation certificate], Fire, Electrical qualification

You work during the operation and maintenance of photovoltaic facilities

Your challenge: assessing the condition of the facility and carrying out the necessary maintenance work

You work during the deconstruction of the photovoltaic facilities

  • Support for site renovation (assistance to the contracting engineer, LNE certification, polluted sites and soils)
  • Advice on industrial waste
  • Waste survey before demolition
  • Waste and recycling (recovery) analyses
  • Training: Understand the challenges and constraints of a polluted site and soil 

Why choose




Apave experts advise you and provide bespoke responses to your challenges.Recognised for its knowledge of risk management for over 150 years, Apave supports its customers in an approach of shared progress, for a safer and more sustainable world.


The skills of our field teams. Knowledge of technical and environmental regulations. Drawing on our experience, we work on a daily basis on developments related to the operation of your activities, so that you can maintain the highest safety level for your facilities and organisations.


Provide a response targeting industrial efficiency and process digitisation. For each of your projects, a local multidisciplinary team is made available to give thorough consideration to all the impacts related to risk management. Our satisfaction is derived from bringing you a high level of technical know-how by guaranteeing the best project management while considering the background, your objectives and all your constraints.

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