France has assigned 103 utility-scale solar projects in what was the fourth out of a series of six tenders. Between all of them, they are expected to reach a total of 4 GW of new solar facility. The projects assigned in this particular round had an average price of EUR 58.2/MWh and an overall capacity of 720 MW.
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.