Systovi, energy performance through innovation

When created end-2008, Systovi was an industrial firm supplying 100% Building Integrated  Photovoltaic (BIPV) roof systems, complying with the requirements of French regulations as defined by the CEIAB (Comité d’Evaluation des produits photovoltaïques Intégrés au Bâti – Committee for the assessment of building integrated photovoltaic products).

Systovi rapidly stood out from the competition thanks to its implementation of a unique, air and watertight, built-in system: SYSTOétanche®. Its reliability and robustness are particularly recognised by the CSTB (technical approval no. 21/12-31). Better still, in 2011, a unique heat recovery process was developed under the solar panels on this basis. This led to the Toiture Active (Active Roof), a solution which was awarded the Territoire Innovation trophy one year later.

Systovi has since repositioned itself more generally as a French designer and manufacturer of innovative multi-energy solutions for homes. The company is now therefore a pioneer in new benchmark technologies such as aerovoltaics, and was even awarded the BATIMAT Grand Prix for energy efficiency. In 2014, the firm continued its innovation policy and combined its expertise with that of the French manufacturer, Atlantic. They jointly launched the sale of the first ever solar air thermodynamic water heater.

French designer and manufacturer of innovative multi-energy solutions :


After 5 years on the industrial optimisation board with Andersen Consulting, Pascal joined Saunier Duval at Nantes as Engineering director. For almost 10 years, he led the industrial restructuring of the Nantes site as Engineering and Production director, and subsequently as Managing Director after 1998.


When Saunier Duval was acquired by the German group, Vaillant (turnover = 2.5 billion euros), he became Group Industrial director, initially in charge of 13 production sites, followed by innovation, and the development and optimisation of product ranges.


As a member of the Vaillant Group executive board, he left this company in January 2008 to create Systovi.

Pascal Janot

CEO - Engineer (ENSAM)

Mohamed spent his entire career developing new products. He started out by joining the Schlumberger group (oil services) as development engineer, and then transferred to the Saunier Duval group in 1994, and became R&D director after a few years. In this respect, he is the main initiator and developer of the various product ranges sold under the Saunier Duval brand.


After the acquisition of Saunier Duval by Vaillant, in 2004, he became Innovation director for the Vaillant group and accepted responsibility for all of the Group’s innovative projects (CO2 heat pumps, PCM storage tanks, fuel cells, hybrid boilers, CIGS thin layer photovoltaic systems, etc.).


He left the Vaillant group in October 2008 to join Systovi.

Mohamed Benabdelkarim

Associate Technical Director (ENSP Grenoble)

10 years with the Renault group enabled Vincent to accept responsibility in terms of managing sales networks and for marketing projects in France and around the world. Early 2009, he left Renault to create Airsolia, a company specialised in the sale and installation of home-improvement solutions.


Airsolia expanded rapidly by industrialising all of its processes with a workforce of 80 at end-2010, and a turnover of €10m. He closed his firm due to the change in cycle of the photovoltaic market.


He joined Systovi in September 2011.

Vincent Arrouet

Sales & Marketing Director (ESCEM Tours)

Key figures :


Created end-2008 by 3 former directors of the Vaillant/Saunier Duval group

SAS with capital of €1.850m
Total investment = €4.5m

Annual production capacity of 40 MWp i.e. over 1000 homes each month

Plant based at Saint-Herblain (near Nantes) with an annual production capacity of 40 MWp i.e. over 1000 homes each month

Project co-financed by the European Union (the Europe is committed in Pays de La Loire with the European Regional Development Fund)

The quality process of Systovi :

Thanks to its Quality & Environment management system, Systovi is certified ISO 9001 and 14001, enabling its customers to propose its products for requests for proposals.

SYSTOVI bases its services on a built-in system placing customer satisfaction and the control of environmental impacts at the heart of its strategy.

SYSTOVI can offer solutions to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 (2008), with certification obtained in 2011, and ISO 14001 (2004), obtained in June 2012, thereby confirming its ability to provide solutions to meet market requirements.


Production quality

  • Working instructions
  • Check plan
  • Quality zone management
  • Improving production
  • Production non-conformity management system

Supplier quality

  • Validation process for products purchased in coordination with R&D = Structured qualification process
  • Supplier qualification
  • Supplier non-conformity management

Process approach quality

  • Process-based approach to company operations
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification, obtained in 2011.
  • ISO 14001:2004 certification, obtained during the 1st half of 2012.

Certifications :

Responsabilité civile Garantie 10 ans

Responsabilité Civile Garantie 20 ans


Certificat Solar Keymark - EN ISO 9806:2013


ISO 9001 & 14 001

Certificat IEC 61215 ed.2 &  Certificat 61730

Certificat IEC 61215 ed.2 Certificat 61730

Avis technique N° 21/12-31

Avis technique N°21/16-61 N°14.4/17-2241 N°14.4/17-2242

Recyclage de tous modules en fin de vie

Recyclage de tous modules en fin de vie


Certification MCS - 10/12


Certificat de Bancabilité ORAVIA - Note A


Production process :

SYSTOVI designs and manufactures innovative renewable energy systems which help to improve the overall energy performance of buildings. They are intended for residential, tertiary, agricultural and industrial applications.


Product quality is checked at each stage in the production cycle.


  1. Cell welding and strings
  2. Interconnection welding
  3. Vacuum lamination
  4. Fitting of the electrical box
  5. Unit checks by flash test
  6. Seal fitting
  7. Structure
  8. Finish and packaging