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France may lower FIT threshold for rooftop PV from 500 kW to 100 kW

The French authorities might be poised to lower the feed-in tariff (FIT) threshold for rooftop PV from 500 kW to 100 kW. France’s Direction générale de l’énergie et du climat (DGEC) says the proposed measure is designed to reduce the expense of the FIT scheme, despite opposition from trade groups such as Enerplan and SER.

Carbon aims to start 500 MW pilot production at module factory in France

Carbon, a French PV module maker, says its new €1.7 billion ($1.8 billion) manufacturing facility will initially produce TOPCon products.

Recom subsidiary Sillia closes plant in France and moves to Italy

The subsidiary operated a module manufacturing facility in Lannion, Brittany, northern France. According to Recom, the annual production capacity of the Sillia plant had been expanded from 50 MW in 2017 to 500 MW. The Recom Group as a whole remains unaffected by this liquidation and is in the process of consolidating its European cell and module manufacturing in one central location in Padua, Italy.

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France allocates 49.8 MW in PV tender for non-interconnected areas

CRE, the French energy regulator, initially planned to allocate 99 MW in its PV tender for non-interconnected areas, but ultimately allocated 49.8 MW.

DualSun launches foldable plug-and-play solar kits

France’s DualSun has developed foldable plug-and-play solar kits with a power range of 420 W to 1.68 kW.

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French module makers request permits to build GW-scale panel factories

Carbon and Holosolis have both requested construction permits for 5 GW solar panel factories in France.

France announces new FIT rates for PV systems up to 500 kW

France’s new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for the period from May to July 2024 range from €0.1735 ($0.1850)/kWh for installations below 3 kW to €0.1141/kWh for arrays ranging in size from 100 kW to 500 kW.

French PV module maker Systovi goes into liquidation

Systovi has gone into liquidation, as the commercial court in Nantes, France, has issued an order to do so, citing the solar panel manufacturer’s failure to find new investors, despite its 80 MW of panel manufacturing capacity.

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France to tender 240 MW of solar capacity along highways

The French authorities plan to launch a series of tenders to deploy PV systems along highways, starting this month.

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France issues new rules for agrivoltaics

The French government has published long-anticipated rules defining conditions for installing PV panels on agricultural areas, with consideration for the coverage rate and acceptable loss of agricultural yield.

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