France’s Neoen SA (EPA:NEOEN) said on Monday it has secured 130.3 MWp of photovoltaic (PV) projects in a national solar tender held by the country’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
The capacity covers nine projects with individual capacities of between 4 MWp and 42.8 MWp. The French renewable power producer is the majority owner of those schemes.
The capacity, awarded in the CRE 4.10 tender for ground-mounted PV parks, will be installed mostly in the Nouvelle Aquitaine and Grand Est regions, as well as in Indre-et-Loire and Sarthe. Six of the proposed solar farms will be located on rehabilitated land areas such as former quarries, landfill sites or former aerodromes. The largest one, in terms of capacity, will be the 42.8-MW Romilly park in Aube, in Grand Est.
All plants are scheduled to go online in 2023.
Neoen has so far won 494.9 MWp of solar capacity through competitions under the French government’s CRE 4 programme. The latest allocation is its largest one in a national tender at home, the company noted.
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