173 MW New Solar Capacity Clears French Auction

France Selects 66 Projects To Award 172.9 MW Solar Power Capacity For An Average Winning Bid Of €0.08446/kWh

173 MW New Solar Capacity Clears French Auction

France has concluded the maiden round of its PPE2 renewable energy auction round for solar awarding 172.9 MW capacity. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: JHPhtography/Shutterstock.com)

  • France has awarded a total of 172.9 MW new solar PV capacity under the 1st auction round of PPE2
  • The average winning bid determined under the auction was €0.08446 per kWh with projects ranging between 100 kW to 3 MW
  • Among winners are companies as Technique Solaire, Urbasolar, Qair France and Iberdrola

The French Ministry of the Ecological Transition has awarded 172.9 MW solar PV capacity to 66 winning projects under the country’s 1st competitive solar power auction round conducted as part of its new tender program called Programmation Pluriannuelle de l’Energie 2 or PPE2.

The tender was open to projects with a capacity of between 100 kW and 3 MW of ground-mounted, rooftop, agrivoltaic, carports and innovative facilities. The average winning bid discovered is €0.08446 per kWh.

Winners include Technique Solaire, Urbasolar, Qair France, Iberdrola, among others. Complete list of winners and winning projects is available on the Energy Ministry’s website.

Under PPE2, France aims to auction around 29 GW renewable energy capacity between 2021 and 2026. According to Finergreen, it includes 9.95 GW ground mounted PV, 5.1 GW solar PV on rooftops, greenhouses and car parks, along with 700 MW each of self-consumption and innovation PV projects.

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