THE FRENCH SOLAR MARKET UPDATE

The French solar electricity market is supported through two different vehicles:

  • FiT for small projects (Tarif d’achat)
  • Public call for tenders (AO-Appel d’offres) for larger ones.

2017 was the first year of CRE4, the 4th tender from the French Energy Regulation Commission (CRE), that represents over 1,450MW of project adjudication per year, throughout multiple rounds schedules across the year. Results for mainland have demonstrated a strong competition with bidding price averaging €63.9/MWh for ground-mounted projects and €93.4/MWh for roof-tops while island non-interconnected territories (ZNI) were averaging €113.6/MWh for hybrid PV-Storage solutions.

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