France intends to cover around 1000 km of its roads with solar panels within the next five years. The panels were newly innovated and patented specifically to suit the ambitious plans of the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal.
SEIA is seeking expansion into the Midwest. A special committee is meant to help with this. The aim is to redirect the association’s attention to state-level policy battles, as experts believe this is where the future of solar will be determined.