Mainland France has installed more than 3.33GW of solar power capacity according to the country’s grid operator Electricite Reseau Distribution France (ERDF).
The latest data shows that by the end of the second quarter, a total of 3,339MW had been installed across more than 279,000 separate grid-connected projects.
A total of 113MW of new capacity was added during the quarter, up from 100MW in the previous quarter.
This is still well short of what is needed for the country to fulfil its goal of installing 1GW during 2013 despite efforts earlier this year to stimulate further growth.
Earlier this month the pro-solar energy and environment minister Delphine Batho was sacked. Newspaper reports in France claimed that she was dismissed for criticising cuts to her department’s budget.