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02/05/2016

VINCI Construction and SUNPARTNER Technologies partner to develop innovative photovoltaic solutions

Aix-en-Provence, April 28, 2016 – VINCI Construction, a global player and European leader in construction, and Sunpartner Technologies, a French specialist in solar innovation and inventor of Wysips®* invisible photovoltaic components), have signed a partnership agreement to develop and market innovative photovoltaic solutions for the construction industry. Sunpartner Technologies and VINCI Construction want to help make the cities of tomorrow sustainable and energy efficient.

The building-integrated photovoltaics market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. New thermal requirements for new buildings are encouraging the construction of positive energy buildings. And existing buildings hold significant potential for energy retrofits. By 2020, this rapidly growing global market will reach $15 billion (source: n-tech research).

At the signing of the agreement, Ludovic Deblois, CEO and co-founder of Sunpartner Technologies, said: “Our teams will use this partnership to pool their complimentary expertise. This agreement will help us develop products that are more innovative than ever for a sustainable city.”

Jérôme Stubler, chairman of VINCI Construction, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with an agile and innovative company to develop the disruptive technologies of the future. The solutions that will help us develop this partnership will accelerate the transformation of the construction industry and play an effective role in the fight against climate change.”

*The Wysips® invisible and transparent photovoltaic component transforms any surface into a solar panel that can generate electricity from natural or artificial light.

About Sunpartner Technologies
Founded in 2008, Sunpartner Technologies is a French company that provides innovative and immediately workable photovoltaic solutions for mobile devices and accessories, buildings, transportation, and smart cities.
In 2015, the company filed more than 130 patents.
www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

About VINCI Construction
VINCI Construction is a global player and European leader in construction with offices on five continents, over 68,000 partners, and nearly 800 businesses with €14.5 million in annual sales in 2015. Built on an integrated model, the company can get involved at any stage in the lifecycle of a work (financing, design, construction, maintenance) in eight fields: buildings, functional structures, transportation infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure, environment, gas and oil, and mining.

Sunpartner Technologies Media Contact
Marion Chanson
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76
mchanson@sunpartner.fr

VINCI Construction Media Contact
Julie Lattes
+ 33 (0)1 47 16 41 77
julie.lattes@vinci-construction.com