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France allocates 1.5 GW in ground mounted PV tender

The French government has awarded 129 projects an average price of €0.0824 ($0.0868)/kWh in its latest ground-mounted tender. This represents the largest capacity since the beginning of the tender series held by the French authorities.

TotalEnergies acquires full stake in Total Eren

TotalEnergies has increased its stake in Total Eren from 30% to 100%, a transaction that values the independent power producer at €3.5 billion ($3.8 billion).

French developer deploys removable ground-mounted solar plant

CVE, a French developer, has deployed a solar plant based on PV modules ballasted on the ground. The installation will cover nearly 10% of the overall consumption of an industrial site in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, France.

France recycled 3,800 tons of solar modules in 2022

French eco-organization Soren, which collects and recycles end-of-life solar panels, has published its 2022 annual report. Last year, more than 10 million solar panels were put on the market in France, up 25% from 2021.

French railway operator launches renewables unit, plans 1 GW of solar

SNCF says it wants to devote 1,000 hectares of its land to solar development, so it can cover 20% of its electricity consumption by the end of the decade.

France adds 601 MW of new PV systems in Q1

France reached 17.15 GW of cumulative installed PV capacity at the end of March.


Eggplants grow 50% more under solar panels

French specialist Sun’Agri unveiled the agronomic results on a crop of eggplant grown in a greenhouse commissioned in the Lot-et-Garonne in September, 2020.

Tech advances halving surface needed for ground-mount solar

French developer VSN Energies Nouvelles was able to almost double the capacity of one of its PV projects due to technological advances such as high-powered panels and new plant design concepts.

French consortium commissions solar module recycling facility

Soren and Envie 2E Aquitaine have inaugurated a new solar module recycling facility in Saint-Loubès, France.

Agrivoltaics adding value to crops with low agricultural yield

A group of 35 French agricultural entrepreneurs decided to change their agricultural practices to adapt to the low quality of their groundwater and chose agrivoltaics as a way to compensate for crop yield losses.


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