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France aims for 48.1 GW of solar by 2030, 140 GW by 2050

The French government says it plans to install 48.1 GW of solar by 2030 and 140 GW by 2050. About 45 GW of the mid-century total will be generated via installations on wasteland, while 35 GW will come from rooftop installations.


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

France’s new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for the second quarter range from €0.2395 ($0.2653)/kWh for installations below 3 kW in size to €0.1268/kWh for arrays ranging in capacity from 100 kW to 500 kW.

Niger commissions 30 MW solar plant

A French consortium featuring Akuo and Sagecom has built a 30 MW solar plant in Niger. The European Union, the French Development Bank and the government of Niger co-financed the installation.


Thermal-photovoltaic tech for agricultural dryers

France-based Base Innovation has developed an agricultural dryer that is powered by hybrid thermal-photovoltaic (PVT) solar panels.


French scientists calls for suspension of new nuclear energy program

While the French Constitutional Council is preparing to issue new provisions to support the deployment of new nuclear reactors this summer, nearly 800 scientists gathered around a platform to call for the end of the new nuclear program.


Ecoflow unveils new balcony PV system

US-based Ecoflow has announced the commercialization of a balcony solar device with a portable power station for residential applications.


TotalEnergies potentially interested in acquiring Akuo

A number of entities, including the investment unit of TotalEnergies, are interested in the planned sale of Akuo, according to French media reports.


World’s largest phosphate miner turns to solar

OCP Group has unveiled a plan to power its operations in Morocco with 200 MW of solar plants, backed by $110.5 million of financing.

Latest French PV tenders show clear upward price trend

The French authorities selected 16 projects (58 MW) in the third round of rooftop PV tenders, at an average final price of €104 ($114.30)/MWh, up 15% from the September 2022 tender. The authorities selected seven ground-mounted projects, or 115 MW of capacity, at an average price of €82.2/MWh, up 20% from the last tender.


French startup unveils aluminum solar facade

C2F has developed a building-integrated PV (BIPV) facade made of aluminum that purportedly limits the impact of hot and cold weather, while also improving solar module performance.

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