• French government has officially published a decree for PV installations of 100 kW and less capacity
  • The new FiTs will range from €15 cents per kWh for Corsica region, and go up to 19 euro cents per kWh for Mayotte
  • These FiTs will be applicable to the regions of Corsica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion
  • The new order has come into effect on May 4, 2017

France has published a decree that lays down conditions for the purchase of electricity generated by PV systems of 100 kW and less on Corsica and its Overseas Territories Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion.

The new order was published on May 4, 2017. Any systems installed before the order date will not be eligible to be considered for the new FiTs. Only those that have submitted request for grid connection post the publication of the decree will be allowed to participate in the scheme.

Recently, the European Commission approved three incentive schemes of the French government. One of the schemes was the solar support scheme that will receive FiTs for a period of 20 years (see EU Approves French RE Schemes).

France awarded around 52 MW of capacity for PV and storage on its Island territories in June 2016 (see Solar & Storage For French Islands). The main share of 18 MW went to Corsica.

For the first quarter, installations in Mayotte will receive a FiT of 19 euro cents per kWh (the highest for the quarter), while Corsica has a limit of 15 euro cents per kWh.

Details for the decree are available on the website of Legifrance.