French renewables association, Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER) announced its satisfaction at the government’s new measures announced yesterday.
Although SER had not been invited to the initial debates held last year, the association nonetheless praised the increase of the target for newly installed PV power in 2013. SER also appreciated the introduction of domestic content requirements for small rooftop PV systems and the call for tenders for large-sized PV plants.
However, SER criticized the government’s confirmation of the 20% reduction of the feed-in tariff for large-scale PV plants. The association claims that this decision will damage solar companies that have started investments in this market segment.
“We are pleased with the majority of the measures announced,” said Arnaud Mine, President of SER. “They will give the industry the tools to endure until the end of this debate on energy transition of which we hope will set an ambitious course for the French solar industry.”