France passes the 10 GW milestone – PV Magazine International

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The country’s cumulative installed photovoltaic capacity reached 10.2 GW at the end of September. Newly installed capacity for the third quarter was 283 MW.

From pv magazine France

France reached a cumulative installed photovoltaic electricity production capacity of 10,201 MW at the end of September, according to new figures provided by the French association of renewable energies SER, based on data published by the Association of Electricity Distributors in France (ADEeF) and the network operators Enedis and RTE.

In the third quarter, around 283 MW of new PV systems were connected to the grid in the country. This compares to 179 MW in the previous quarter and 172 MW in the first quarter of the year.

The Nouvelle Aquitaine region remains at the top of the ranking with 2,705 MW of photovoltaic power installed at the end of September 2020, followed by Occitanie with 2,132 MW.

With 4.46 TWh produced in the last three months, the solar sector broke its previous record, reached in the previous quarter, with 4.43 TWh of electricity produced. In addition, SER reports that in the third quarter, solar power covered around 4.6% of total electricity demand, up from 2.9% in the 12 months of October from last year to end. September.

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