France unveils 820 winners in C&I solar tender

Solar panels by E.Оn at Istra Premium Camping Resort by Valamar

December 31 (Renewables Now) - France’s latest tender for commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop solar systems selected 820 winning projects in two categories, government data shows.

The 13th round of a national tender programme for photovoltaic (PV) installations on roofs, parking lots and agricultural facilities was open for commercial and industrial projects with capacities of between 100 kW and 8 MW. The bidding was carried out in two slots.

The first category targeted proposals of between 100 kW and 500 kW and ended with an average price of the winning projects of EUR 87.25 (USD 98.69) per MWh. The price inched up from EUR 87.23/MWh in the previous round of the tender scheme. The average price in the bidding window for 500 kW-8 MW installations, meanwhile, declined to EUR 76.66/MWh from EUR 77.62/MWh.

France-based Technique Solaire Invest and Albioma SA (EPA:ABIO) are among the successful candidates. The full list of selected projects is available at:

As of end-September, France had a cumulative installed solar power capacity of 13.23 GW, according to the energy ministry’s latest statistics. The country’s January-September deployments stood at 2,034 MW.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.131)

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