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French developer to build 129 MW of solar-aviary capacity

French renewables producer Unite has started building 10 photovoltaic aviaries in France, with 127 MW of total capacity. Completion is expected in two stages in spring 2024 and January 2025.

France adds 2.2 GW of solar in first 9 months of 2023

France installed 2.2 GW of solar in the first nine months of 2023, bringing the nation’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 19 GW by the end of September.


French government, EDF agree on €70 MWh for nuclear power

The French government and EDF have struck a deal on nuclear electricity prices to shield consumers from increases and enable the state-owned utility to fund new reactor construction, drawing criticism from energy-intensive businesses.


Armor Group acquires 20% stake in French solar panel maker HoloSolis

Armor Group has acquired a 20% stake in French solar panel maker HoloSolis, marking its entry into perovskite-silicon tandem panel production, a mere week after abandoning organic solar module production.

Heraeus buys stake in French solar manufacturer HoloSolis

HoloSolis plans to build Europe’s largest PV factory – a 5 GW solar plant in France – by 2025. Heraeus will provide its latest metallization technologies for the factory and play an active role on the HoloSolis board of directors.


BayWa re starts building agrivoltaic project in France

BayWa re has started working on a project featuring 1,440 semi-transparent PV modules at a fruit farm in Brumath, France. It says the plant will generate 464 MWh of electricity per year.


French energy supplier builds 10 MW solar aviary

Unite, a Lyon-based company, has started building a solar aviary on a pheasant farm in Brinon-sur-Sauldre, France. pv magazine France recently spoke with Stéphane Maureau, Unite’s associate managing director, about the company’s PV growth strategy.

Dracula Technologies builds organic PV module factory in France

Dracula Technologies has built an organic photovoltaic (OPV) module factory in France to make OPV devices with digital printing technology for connected objects. The facility can produce up to 150 million cm² of OPV modules per year, with the first shipments scheduled to start in 2024.

Compagnie Nationale du Rhône to install 100 MW of solar on salt marshes

Salins group, the leading salt producer in France, has joined forces with Compagnie Nationale du Rhône and its subsidiary, Vensolair, to build 100 MW of solar on unused salt marshes in southern France. The two companies say they might also build experimental projects on operational salt production sites.

French startup raises funds to build 100 MW factory for ultralight solar modules

Heliup has raised €10 million ($10.5 million) to finance the construction of a PV panel manufacturing facility at an unspecified location in France.

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