Tenders for solar-plus-storage projects on French island territories including Corsica, Guadeloupe and Martinique have resulted in winning bids often 40% lower than the victors of previous reverse auctions.
SunPower and independent renewable power producer Tenergie announced Tuesday that SunPower will supply 29.9MW of its high-efficiency SunPower E-Series solar panels for several rooftop and ground-mount solar projects that Tenergie is developing in France.
EDF ENR, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, has launched a collective self-consumption product targeting joint-ownership associations, housing associations and vertical housing, that wish to produce their own electricity.
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.