French tender allocates 59.8 MWp of solar in non-interconnected zones, Albioma grabs 12 MWp
Albioma’s first solar power plant with integrated storage has been installed on the roof of a shopping centre in Saint-Pierre, on Reunion Island. All rights reserved.
France’s Albioma SA (EPA:ABIO) has won 12 MWp of solar projects in a recent government tender for capacity in non-interconnected zones (ZNIs) in overseas France.
The renewable power producer said on Monday that the award was secured in the fourth call for tenders by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) targeting projects in those areas, with or without storage. Overall, 67 projects totalling 59.8 MWp were selected in the competitive round earlier this month. The winning proposals envisage capacity additions in Corsica and the overseas territories.
The full list of selected projects is available here: https://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/sites/default/files/Liste%20laur%C3%A9ats%204e%20p%C3%A9riode%20AO%20PV%20ZNI.pdf
Albioma’s award is distributed across 23 projects in Reunion Island, Mayotte, Martinique, French Guiana and Guadeloupe.
The French firm noted it has been successful with a total of 40 MWp of ZNI solar capacity in several calls for tenders held since April 2020. It intends to start building the plants next year.
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