Wind farm in southern France. Author: harmishhk. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
France's Wind Energy Association (FEE) said Tuesday the country has hooked to the grid 523 MW of wind parks in the first half of 2015, thus boosting its total installed wind capacity to 9,713 MW.
This is a sure sign of a rebound in the domestic wind market and underscores the French industry’s commitment to the ongoing renewable energy transition, according to FEE. The additions in the first six months show that the country is on track to meet its 1.2-GW target for the year.
Details on the top turbine suppliers and their respective market shares are available in the table below:
Looking forward, FEE proposes nominal capacity targets of 40 GW for onshore, 15 GW for offshore and 6 GW for floating wind by 2030, which, if installed, could meet some 20% of France's power needs. This will help achieve the country’s goal to boost the share of renewables in its total electricity production to 40% by then.