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France publishes first-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 100 kW

February 1, 2021,   by Joël Spaes

The feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter, in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period.

Category: France FIT

French parliament approves retroactive FIT cuts for pre-2011, large scale PV

December 17, 2020,   by Gwénaëlle Deboutte

The representatives of the French solar industry have already mobilized against the controversial measure and said they are studying all possible legal actions.

Category: France FIT

France considers retroactive solar tariffs cuts, at the risk of facing investment-treaty claims

November 25, 2020,  

The cut, which the Government itself qualifies as “retroactive”, will affect a few hundred contracts concluded between 2006 and 20104, out of the 235,000 signed in that period. Pursuant to the text...

Category: France FIT

MHI Vestas tapped for pioneering floating pilot in French Atlantic

October 7, 2019,   by Darius Snieckus

The European Commission in February rubber-stamped French plans to support four 24MW floating wind demonstrators, along with Groix Belle Ile, awarding contracts to Engie/EDPR's Leucate and Quandran's...

Category: France FIT

France sets second-quarter FITs for rooftop solar systems

May 2, 2019,   by Catherine Rollet

he feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period and the drop will be felt more keenly in sun-rich Corsica and the...

Category: France FIT

New French Self-Consumption FIT: Une prime pour encourager l’autoconsommation solaire !

December 10, 2018,  

Cet arrêté tarifaire relatif aux installations d’une puissance inférieure à 100 kWc : – fixe les tarifs d’achat de l’électricité photovoltaïque en revente totale pour un contrat de 20 ans –...

Category: France FIT

EU approves France’s €600 million scheme to support innovative PV

November 28, 2018,   by Emiliano Bellini

The €600 million scheme is expected to lead to the deployment of an additional 350 MW of PV capacity, and to support ground-mounted and rooftop projects relying on innovative technologies and ranging...

Category: France FIT

State aid: Commission approves €600 million in public support for innovative solar power installations in France

November 27, 2018,   by European Commission

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a measure to support innovative installations for electricity production from solar energy. The measure will further support the EU's...

Category: France FIT

Joint venture to launch French tidal energy project

November 22, 2018,   by Kelvin Ross

France has a feed-in tariff for tidal energy of €150 MWh but SIMAC believe that its scaled-up project could see costs being brought down to around €70 MWh. As a source of predictable firm and...

Category: France FIT

State aid: Commission endorses four support schemes to deploy more than 7.5 gigawatts capacity in renewable energy in France

September 29, 2017,  

The European Commission has approved four schemes to support electricity production from onshore wind and solar on buildings and on the ground in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will...

Category: Europe FIT, France FIT

Auction plan may slow biogas growth in France

September 26, 2017,   by Silvia Favasuli

Biogas production has risen quickly in France, but plans to abolish feed-in tariffs in favour of auctions could put the brakes on its continued growth.

Category: France FIT

First 9MW of Gas to Green Power Production Onstream in Northern France

June 30, 2017,  

6 gas engines are now producing green power in Northern France, on four sites in Lens, Lourches, Avion and Divion for a total installed capacity of 9 MW. This electricity production is sold under a...

Category: France FIT

French peg floating feed-in at €240

April 14, 2017,  

France has provisionally set the feed-in tariff for floating offshore wind at €240 per megawatt hour for the country’s first four 24MW installations.

Category: France FIT

State aid: The European Commission approves support measures for renewable energy in France

December 22, 2016,   by Orion Berg

The EC noted that only small installations of less than 500 kW will remain eligible for the "feed-in-tariff" while other installations will receive support in the form of the "top-up payment" system....

Category: France FIT

State aid: Commission approves French plans to support combined heat and power plants

August 9, 2016,  

The Commission found that the French scheme promotes the integration of electricity produced by combined heat and power plants into the market, in line with the Guidelines.

Category: France FIT

Chinese firm part-funding UK nuclear ambitions ploughs billions into solar…in France

December 10, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Reuters has reported that China Group Nuclear (CGN) will put its investment in Bordeaux-based renewables installer Inovia Concept Development with the aim of installing around 1GW of solar on...

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power, News on Solar Energy

France embraces green energy with ambitious growth trajectories

November 18, 2015,   by Mariyana Yaneva

Onshore wind will keep its current feed-in tariff support while offshore projects and photovoltaics (PV) will compete at auctions.

Category: France FIT

France boosts tariffs for small biogas, PV projects

July 31, 2015,   by Mariyana Yaneva

The feed-in tariff for electricity produced by cogeneration installations running on biogas will be raised for both new and existing installations with a ministerial decree.

Category: France FIT

PV-Tech: SolarWorld’s new PV system targets France’s maximum feed-in tariff

October 14, 2014,   by Monique Avila

SolarWorld AG has developed a new roof-integrated PV system for the French market that allows customers to receive France’s maximum feed-in tariff of €27.37 cents/kWh (US$34.64 cents/kWh).

Category: France FIT

French Re-Institute Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Differentiated by Resource Intensity

July 1, 2014,  

In a rebuff to French anti-wind energy activists, the French government has re-instituted feed-in tariffs for wind energy. The tariffs for new projects were suspended following an EU decision on the...[more]

Category: France FIT

EU Concludes French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Permissible

March 28, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

In a potentially far-reaching decision, the European Commission has decided that the French system of feed-in tariffs for wind energy on land is not excluded under prohibitions against “state aid,”...[more]

Category: France FIT

EU: French Feed-in Tariffs for Onshore Wind Not State Aid

March 27, 2014,  

The European Commission has concluded that a French scheme providing support to the production of electricity from on-shore wind installations is compatible with EU state aid rules. Under the scheme,...

Category: France FIT

PV-Tech: New French feed-in tariff rates announced

February 3, 2014,   by Lucy Woods

The French energy regulatory commission (CRE) has announced that 120MW of new solar capacity was connected in the country during the final quarter of 2013 and has confirmed the new tariffs for the...

Category: France FIT

Renewables International: EU rules against French FITs for wind

January 16, 2014,   by Craig Morris

In mid-December, the European Court of Justice ruled that French feed-in tariffs for wind power constitute state aid. The justification seems to revolve around a technicality, but the question is...

Category: France FIT

European Court of Justice “Vent De Colère!” Challenge to French FITs

December 22, 2013,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Anyway, it is quite clear from the new decision that the PreussenElektra standard still stands. And if the present German system in some way or other leaves the area of “purchase by means of their...

Category: France FIT

New feed-in tariff for wind power projects with storage in French Overseas Territories

April 19, 2013,  

The Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, eventually published in April the long awaited order providing a feed-in tariff for electricity produced by wind turbines with storage in...

Category: France FIT

PV-Magazine: France boosts FITs for rooftop PV 'Made in Europe'

October 9, 2012,  

Projects which will add 1,150 MW of capacity are expected to be completed this year, compared to none last year. Clear evidence surely that feed-in tariffs do what they say they do. . .

Category: France FIT

David Jacobs: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France

August 1, 2012,  

The author traces the evolution of feed-in tariffs - the most successful and most widely used support mechanism for renewable electricity - in Germany, Spain and France. He reveals increasing...

Category: Debunking Myths about Feed-in Tariffs, Spain FIT, Germany FIT, France FIT

The Economic Value of Predictability or How France could become Europe's No. 1 Wind Country

February 21, 2012,   by by Jörg Böttcher, Landesbank Kiel

Category: Germany FIT, France FIT

Bernard Chabot Résumé: Short

February 11, 2012,  

Category: France FIT

Advanced Renewable Tariffs in France

February 10, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

  Under the French system of Advanced Renewable Tariffs, solar PV projects are limited to no more than 12 MW. See the official documents for a description. Projects cannot be located any closer to...[more]

Category: France FIT

Renewables Helped France Avoid Freezing in the Dark

February 10, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

In a startling development widely reported across Europe in the English-, French-, and German-language press, France imported electricity to meet peak demand during a brutal cold snap February 7,...[more]

Category: France FIT, Germany FIT, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power

French Solar PV Installations Now Rival Those in California

October 31, 2011,   by Paul Gipe

Double Per Capita Those in USA--Predominantly Rooftop Distributed Generation[more]

Category: France FIT

Le Figaro: France Exiting Nuclear by 2033 Upsets the Balance

September 29, 2011,   by Fabrice Nodé-Langlois

French Socialist Party candidate for President François Hollande says France could cut its dependence on nuclear to 50% by 2025.

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power

Liberation: French NGO Calls for France to Exit Nuclear by 2033

September 29, 2011,   by LAURE NOUALHAT

negaWatt (nW) "drops a bomb on French energy policy" with detailed plans to substitute conservation and renewables for nuclear power, says the French newspaper.

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power

negaWatt Proposal to Eliminate Nuclear with Conservation and Renewables

September 29, 2011,  

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power

France announces solar feed-in tariffs retroactively

July 25, 2011,   by Craig Morris

Category: France FIT

FT: France aims to rebalance its energy mix

July 10, 2011,  

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy

Flexible French FITs: Higher Biogas--Lower PV Tariffs Coming

March 3, 2011,  

Wind Nearing 2% of Supply 2010 Solar PV Installations Rival that in USA 1,000 to 1,500 MW of Solar PV for 2011 Overcost Due to Fossil Fuels--Not Renewables[more]

Category: France FIT

Over Cost of French Renewable Tariffs Negative in 2008

September 13, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

Feed-in Tariffs Saved French Ratepayers Money They Would Have Otherwise Spent[more]

Category: France FIT

Development of Renewable Energies in France: What Contribution from the Carbon Market

September 13, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

  by Cécile Bordier, Caisse des Dépôts, December 2008 This was a report in English by the French Bank, Caisse des Dépôts, that included the "overcost" from the French system of Advanced Renewable...[more]

Category: France FIT, Feed-in Tariffs: The Economic Case

Bernard Chabot Résumé: Long

July 21, 2010,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

2010 French Tariffs Raise Price for Solar, Geothermal, and Biomass

January 30, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

Solar Advocates Warn of Overheating French PV Market[more]

Category: France FIT

Some Facts on the Electricity Heating Crisis in France December 2009

December 23, 2009,  

  Two excellent documents have been released by the Association négaWatt in France. These reflect on the electricity crisis in France during the cold spell just prior to Christmas, 2009 caused by...[more]

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power

France’s Advanced Renewable Tariffs: Presentation for Ontario's Green Energy Alliance

November 24, 2009,   by Bernard Chabot

Design Elements of Feed-in Tariffs: Spain, Germany, France and Ontario

Category: France FIT

Conservative French Government Again Proposes Higher Solar PV Tariffs

September 12, 2009,  

Also To Introduce First Solar Tariffs Differentiated by Insolation[more]

Category: France FIT

Grenelle de l'environnement (1) 3 August 2009

August 3, 2009,  

French law acknowledging the 23% renewable target and specifically lists a target for wind energy of 25,000 MW, and for Solar PV of 5,300 MW by 2020. These targets are so high that analysts consider...

Category: France FIT

Background on and Publications of Bernard Chabot, Engineer

July 29, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

    Because of Bernard Chabot's work in North America describing a simple method for calculating the appropriate tariffs to use in a system of feed-in tariffs and because Monsieur Chabot does not...[more]

Category: France FIT

EU Template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans under Directive 2009/28/EC-

June 30, 2009,  

France will have to submit a detailed plan by June 2010 for how it plans to meet its EU renewable targets.

Category: France FIT, Renewable Energy

French Community Solar with Feed-in Tariffs

January 1, 2009,  

Énergie renouvelable citoyenne 2010

Category: France FIT, News on Community Power

Higher Solar Feed-in Tariffs Part of Aggressive New French PV Program

November 17, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  The French Minister for Energy and the Environment announced Monday that the government was launching an aggressive new program to propel the country to the forefront of solar energy...[more]

Category: France FIT

French Solar Industry Calls for Higher Feed-in Tariffs

June 27, 2008,  

  On Friday, June 27, 2008, French solar industry representatives and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association called for France to increase the feed-in tariffs for solar PV. They also called...[more]

Category: France FIT

Background on the Cost of Generation and the Chabot Profitability Index Method

February 15, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

  Renewable Tariffs in Germany, France, and Spain are derived from the cost of generation plus a "reasonable profit". This is quite similar to the concept of "cost recovery" that had been used in...[more]

Category: France FIT

Des tarifs éoliens efficaces et équitables: pourquoi, comment ?

October 30, 2007,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Advanced Renewable Tariffs in France: Results, New Schemes, Prospects

September 21, 2006,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

North America's First Electricity Feed Law: Standard Offer Contract in DEWI Magazins in Ontario, Canada

August 1, 2006,   by Paul Gipe and Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT, Canada FIT

France Implements New Renewable Tariffs for Solar, Wind, and Biogas

July 26, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

  In a major breakthrough, the announcement doubles payment for solar energy and biogas, putting France on a par with Germany. By Paul Gipe The French Ministry for Industry, Finance, and Economics...[more]

Category: France FIT

Assessment of fixed wind tariff system against tiered wind tariffs systems

February 26, 2006,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Wind Energy Development in France in 2005

January 1, 2006,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Renewable Energy Tariffs Price-Setting from the Profitability Index Method

October 7, 2005,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Carbon Credits and Wind Power

March 1, 2005,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Renewable Energy Tariffs Price-Setting

January 10, 2005,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

La méthode TEC d'analyse économique : Application à la cogénération

January 6, 2005,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

Some Characterstics and Lessons from the French Renewable Tariffs by Bernard Chabot (ppt)

November 21, 2003,   by Bernard Chabot

Category: France FIT

French Electricity Feed Law for Wind Energy en français

June 22, 2001,  

  This page can be found at the LegiFrance web site for the date shown. For images of the formulas and tables, download the Frenchfeedlaw.tif file. French...[more]

Category: France FIT

French Electricity FeedLaw for Wind Energy en français

June 22, 2001,  

This page can be found at the LegiFrance web site for the date shown. For images of the formulas and tables, download the Frenchfeedlaw.tif...[more]

Category: France FIT

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