Montpellier startup Comwatt, which develops solar solutions for low cost self-consumption, expands its initiatives for promoting energy transition that is accessible to everyone, from collective self-consumption to “green concept”.
The startup limits its environmental impactGrégory Lamotte has been advocating for collective self-consumption as a way to speed up the energy transition.
Also an administrator of the Derbi competitiveness cluster in the Occitanie region, he is working with a nationwide group of energy transition stakeholders to “unblock the situation” by preparing a transposition of European directive 2018/2001 into French law. The directive is related to the promotion of energy use produced from renewable sources.
“It would give people a way to sell their excess production to neighbors, and apartments a way to consume their own production,” he explains. “But the energy regulation commission keeps blocking the idea.”
Comwatt is also strongly committed to reducing its environmental impact. “All of the servers hosting our data are powered by renewable energy. We also request our suppliers to include recyclable products in their offer proposals,” adds Grégory Lamotte, who carried out an in-depth study with support from experts in 2019 as part of a regional action launched by Digital 113 and the Occitanie Chamber of Commerce and Industry.