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France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France’s new energy minister says nuclear industry business model belongs to the past. His appointment expected to hasten transition towards renewables.

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France’s solar PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

France’s solar PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

France had reached a cumulative installed PV capacity of 7,134 MW as of the end of December 2016.

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Report shows France will triple storage capacity by 2020

Report shows France will triple storage capacity by 2020

A new report from Clean Horizon points to France becoming Europe’s next big market for storage.

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France can’t meet its own power demand

France can’t meet its own power demand

As expected, France was heavily dependent on power imports during the first cold spell of this winter, even with most of its nuclear reactors back online. And it is paying twice as much for peak power as Germany.

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France's solar road: International solar experts give their analysis

France’s solar road: International solar experts give their analysis

The construction of a solar road in France is turning numerous heads due to the novelty value of the project. Solar experts have a different view.

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UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

UK, France should put citizen solar ahead of nuclear, says former EDF chief

Former director of EDF says French nuclear industry is in its worst situation ever, and calls on UK to promote citizen solar.

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Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

Guess which big EU country might have blackouts this winter?

France faces sky-rocketing power prices and supply shortages with 21 of its 58 nuclear reactors offline due to safety concerns. Just as well it can rely on imports of renewable energy from Germany.

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Solar roadway under construction in France

Solar roadway under construction in France

Construction of the first kilometer of solar road in France’s northwestern department Orne is underway.

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France gets a step closer to solar roads

France gets a step closer to solar roads

French energy minister Ségolène Royal has inaugurated a manufacturing plant that will produce the so-called “Wattway” paving, made of solar PV.

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France rolls out tenders for 20GW solar capacity by 2023

France rolls out tenders for 20GW solar capacity by 2023

France greenlights raft of new tenders for solar energy, including a three-fold increase in installed PV capacity, eyeing 20GW by 2023.

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French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

German and European renewable electricity may have been one reason why France switched off so many nuclear plants one weekend in late May.