29 Mar '14, 5am

France awards 380 MW of large solar PV projects, including CPV #solar

The French Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development has awarded 121 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 380 MW in a a second solicitation for systems larger than 250 kW. The nation had opened the call for up to 400 MW of projects. Projects awarded include 22 MW based on concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology and 81 MW of projects which feature at least 50% CPV. Also awarded were 103 MW of PV plants using tracking technology, 60 MW of parking canopy PV plants, and 114 MW of building-mounted projects. CAP Solar came away with the most projects at 17 of the 121. URBA was also awarded 11 projects. Priority given to plants on degraded sites Several tranches allowed for PV plants up to 12 MW, and six projects of this size were awarded. This bidding process gave priority to PV projects on degraded sites and took into account the carbon balance of the pro...

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