From pv magazine France
France's Ministry of Ecological Transition has reported that around 1,378 MW of new PV systems were connected to the French grid in the January-June period.
In the same period a year earlier, the country added 1,233 MW of new PV capacity. Full-year installations hit 2.4 GW of new solar in 2022
France reached 18.03 GW of cumulative installed PV capacity at the end of June 2023.
The regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and Grand Est accounted for 67% of all newly connected capacity in the first half of this year. They are the regions with the highest installed capacities, representing more than 73% of all cumulative power connected in France by the end of June.
The aggregate capacity of queued solar projects with grid-connection requests, meanwhile, has increased by 19% since the start of this year to 20.1 GW, including 4.9 GW with signed connection agreements.
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