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France’s Groupe Casino to sell GreenYellow renewables unit

French energy giants TotalEnergies and Engie are reportedly interesting in acquiring GreenYellow.

Alliaverre to produce solar glass in France

Alliaverre wants to move a 600 MW solar glass plant to Amiens, France, to reduce European customer delivery times, as it faces rising shipping prices and manufacturing constraints in Asia.

Photowatt unveils G12 solar modules

Photowatt’s new bifacial modules rely on 132 half cells, measuring 210 mm, with power outputs of 600 W to 660 W. The new products will be available from early 2023, with about 40 MW of orders already booked.

Novel PV system design for green rooftops from France

French startup Ecovégétal has developed a PV system configuration that uses vegetation to reduce the operating temperature of the modules. It says the presence of certain plants on a flat rooftop can even serve as a bulwark against the risk of fire.

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France concludes C&I rooftop PV tender with average price of €0.08527/kWh

The French authorities have allocated 122.1 MW of solar power in the country’s latest procurement exercise for commercial and industrial PV.

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New solar canopy for agrivoltaics from France

French solar company TSE has developed an agrivoltaic rotating canopy that allows large agricultural machinery to move under the panels. The solution consists of a rotating structure that can host bifacial solar modules at a height of more than 5.5 meters, with a four-post structure measuring 27 m x 11 m.

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French government identifies 859 degraded sites for utility scale solar deployment

Commissioned by the Ministry for Ecological Transition, the “Etude friches” study lists the industrial and urban wastelands that could accommodate solar parks.

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New solar carport solution from France

The PowerPark carport is equipped with 5.6kW of monocrystalline modules and one or more WallBox charging stations for hybrid or electric vehicles. French company Aterno is selling the system, starting from €19,900 – excluding VAT – depending on the project configuration.

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France lowers grid fee for solar up to 500 kW, heat pumps

According to the new provisions introduced by the French government, owners of PV systems with a capacity of up to 500 kW will pay a grid fee that is 40% of the current rate. As for heat pumps, their owners will pay only 20% of the fee.

France provides incentives to landscape-integrated BIPV

The French authorities have so far selected four BIPV products that are eligible for the incentive scheme.