Octopus Energy Investments announced that it has refinanced a 17.4MW portfolio of solar assets in France. The total deal value is tabbed at US$67.3 million and is structured as a fully amortizing 14-year loan.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said it had become eligible to participate in solar tenders in France after Certisolis had certified its PV modules had met low carbon footprint metrics and fulfilled all criteria for CRE3 and CRE4 tenders in the country.
Norway-headquartered integrated PV module manufacturer REC Group has been officially approved to be able to bid on solar supply tenders in France, organised by the government after receiving the required low carbon footprint certification by French module testing and certification body, CERTISOLIS.
French energy minister Ségolène Royal has signed a decree establishing an energy programme (PPE) for French Guiana, that aims to use solar, biomass and hydro to reach 85% renewables generation by 2023.
French energy company ENGIE announced Wednesday that it has issued its second green bond, worth approximately US$1.6 billion. The company announced that it will use the bond to grow its development strategies in renewable energies and energy efficiencies.
France has awarded contracts to 79 projects in the first 500MW tender of its 3GW large-scale programme, as well as announcing tender programmes for 450MW of self-consumption renewable energy systems and 210MW of 'solar innovations' including solar roads.