- The European Commission has officially approved three support schemes envisaged by the French government
- One of the schemes is related to small scale PV installations of below 100 kW
- These installations will receive FiTs for a period of 20 years; remuneration to depend on the size of installation and the business model
- Other two schemes approved by the EC relate to wind power and sewage gas
Three schemes of the French government in the field of renewable energy have been approved by the European Commission (EC). These schemes are aimed at helping the country develop over 17 additional GW of renewable energy in the country.
While two schemes relate to the development of onshore wind scheme and sewage gas, the solar support scheme relates to small-scale PV installations in buildings. These installations must be below 100 kW and will receive FiTs for a period of 20 years.
The remuneration will depend on the size of installation and the business model, which could be sending all the energy generated by the installation to the grid or consuming part of the generated electricity.
The solar scheme has a provisional budget of €190 million ($207 million) annually.
With this scheme, France aims to develop 2.1 GW of solar power capacity. On the whole, France is targeting achieving renewable energy share of 23% by 2020.