France awarded a total of 150 MW of capacity to 310 winners in its second tender round for solar installations on buildings.
The average price proposed by winning projects of 500 kWp to 8 MWp in capacity came in at EUR 88.4 per MWh, 12% lower than the price achieved in the first round, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition announced in a news release on Wednesday.
The average price of all projects, including the batch of projects with a capacity ranging from 100 kWp to 500 kWp, was EUR 93.4/MWh.
The selected projects will sell their electricity output at market prices and then receive an annual payment to cover the difference between the agreed price and the price achieved by selling the power to the market.
More that 40% of the winners will also take advantage of the additional EUR 3/MWh awarded to investment schemes proposed by an association of at least 20 investors, including physical persons, communities or citizen associations.
The full list of awarded projects can be found here (in French).
In September 2016, France launched a multi-annual tender seeking to back the installation of a total of 1,450 MW on buildings, parking canopies and agricultural facilities, with individual projects in the range of 100 kW to 8 MW.
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