30 Dec '13, 5am

French electricity production from solar PV increases 18% in 2013 #solar

Renewable Energy Consultant Bernard Chabot has produced his latest analysis of solar photovoltaic (PV) production in France in 2013, reporting that electricity generation from PV increased 18% to 4.45 terawatt-hours (TWh) during the year. This is despite a decrease in the average capacity factor to 13%, from 13.8% in 2012, due to less solar radiation. The peak output from PV was 2.997 GW during August 2013, an increase of more than 500 MW over the peak output of 2.489 GW in August 2012. France has installed much less PV than its neighbors in Germany, Italy and Spain. The nation's peak PV output is roughly the same as that in California, and France has installed far more PV per capita than the United States as a whole. The full analysis by Bernard Chabot can be accessed at

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