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.
According to a new French law passed in mid-February, small plants self-producing and self-consuming renewable energies are now exempt from paying levies and local electricity taxes. Up to 40 percent of the network connection costs can be covered by distribution network operators.