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French startups develop PV-powered desalination solution

Two French companies have collaborated on the development of the Osmo-Watt system, which is powered by solar panels. They claim that the technology can produce up to 100 cubic meters of drinking water per day.


Engie, Neoen plan 1 GW solar-plus-storage project in France

The two French companies have announced Horizeo, a massive project that includes a solar plant, battery storage, a green hydrogen production unit, a data center, and an agrivoltaic facility. The huge project is scheduled for completion in 2026.


Belgium deployed 900 MW of PV in 2020

Renewable energy production increased by 31% and now represents 18.6% of the country’s electricity mix. Its cumulative PV capacity increased from 3,887 MW at the end of 2019 to 4,788 MW at the end of December.

France’s PV tender for non-interconnected areas produces average price of €0.0986/kWh

The French government allocated 57 MW of PV capacity across 47 projects through the tender. Réunion and Guadeloupe were the territories with the largest allocated capacities.

Total to build 35 MW solar plant in Angola

The French company will work with Angolan developer Greentech. According to Total, the solar project is in line with Angola’s plan to encourage foreign investment and promote renewable energy sources, with the goal of reaching an installed capacity of 800 MW in the country by 2025.


French parliament approves retroactive FIT cuts for pre-2011, large scale PV

The representatives of the French solar industry have already mobilized against the controversial measure and said they are studying all possible legal actions.

First unit of 250 MW floating PV project comes online in Ghana

The first 5 MW portion of the large floating power plant was connected to the transmission system of a 404 MW hydropower dam on the Black Volta River.

Total launches tool to estimate solar potential of unexploited land

The new tool is aimed at accelerating the deployment of photovoltaic power plants on degraded or polluted land, parking areas and quarries in France.


Mali greenlights 93 MW solar park

UAE-based independent power producer Phanes Group and Welink Energy will build a 93 MW solar power plant in the south of the country.

EDF expands hydrogen business in Europe

Hynamics, EDF’s hydrogen unit, has set up its own subsidiary in Germany. From there, the French group plans to expand its hydrogen generation business across the continent.

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