France has awarded contracts to 79 projects in the first 500MW tender of its 3GW large-scale programme, as well as launching tender programmes for 450MW of self-consumption renewable energy systems and 210MW of ‘solar innovations’ including solar roads.
The average prices were €0.0625/kWh (US$0.07), reflecting the decline in PV equipment prices worldwide. The list of winners can be found here. Of the projects, 60% have committed to investments and are set to receive a premium of €0.003/kWh. Together, the projects will generate 700GWh per year, as well as attracting €460 million of investment.
France will call a total of six tenders every six months up to 2019 to complete its 3GW programme.
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