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France awards 339MW of PV capacity in its latest solar auction



France awarded 339MW of new ground-mounted PV capacity in its latest solar auction. This auction is the second in France’s programme of PPE2 tenders.

The French government awarded 38 projects in total. The projects were awarded an average tariff of €68.51 per megawatt-hour.

It has been reported that the current awarded capacity is less than half of the 700MW capacity on offer. Earlier, the French government had awarded 71 projects in the 2021 auction.

In the latest action, Q Energy France has topped the list by volume with a single 66MW project.

Other awarded winners are Générale du Solare with 36MW, EDF with 29.2MW, Total Energies with 28.3MW, Sergies with 25MW, Photosol with 24.7MW and BayWa r.e. with 23.5MW among others.

As per the authorities, out of the total, around 36% of the allotted capacity awarded will be developed in France’s Grand-Est region.

It has been reported that the French government will hold auctions twice a year until 2026 “with the capacity on offer rising from 700MW to 925MW from the third tender onward,” a report mentioned.

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