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Oil giant Total enters power business in France

The French oil company, which is also the largest shareholder of .U.S solar module manufacturer SunPower, will start a multimedia advertising campaign beginning on Oct. 8.


French solar glass maker Sunpartner opens new production facility

The company has secured €15 million in financing for the new factory from the European Investment Bank.


EU greenlights French support for commercial rooftop, large-scale PV

The European Commission has established that two schemes that France has proposed comply with EU state aid rules.

EDF to deploy 10 MW of solar-plus-storage in French Guyana

The French energy giant is adding 5 MW of solar capacity to an operational 5 MW site in the commune of Montsinery-Tonnegrande.

ENGIE’s Solairedirect inaugurates 82 MW solar PV plant in France

Large 82 MW solar plant located in Greoux-les-Bains in France has been inaugurated by France’s largest solar company ENGIE through its subsidiary Solairedirect.

France to spend €7bn on renewables by 2022

Government of France will invest total of €20 billion in five-year energy transition plan between 2018 and 2022, including €7 billion on renewables, €4 billion on cleaner vehicles and €9 billion on improved energy efficiency.


France reveals winners of 150 MW tender

The French government has announced that 310 projects were selected in the second 150 MW round of its 1.45 GW tender scheme for rooftop PV. The next round will be held in November.

Total to acquire 23% stake in French developer Eren RE

France-based oil giant Total has agreed to acquire a 23% stake in French renewable energy group Eren RE for €237.5 million ($282.6 million).

France registers 233 MW of new PV capacity in first half of 2017

The country’s cumulative installed PV power reached 7.4 GW as of the end of June. Around 115 of the newly installed capacity for the six months of this year come from installations exceeding 250 kW.


French government assigns 75 MW of FIT contracts in solar tender for Corsica and the overseas territories

The tender, which was launched in December 2016, was open to solar-plus-storage projects and PV projects for self-consumption.


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