France Modifies Feed-In-Tariff Rates

France's Energy Ministry has announced a revised feed-in-tariff structure.

Under the new rules, certain building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) installations that integrate components in a visually appealing manner will receive a rate of 0.58 euros/kWh, which is the highest in the world, the Energy Ministry notes. However, the tariff for these types of installations at industrial, commercial and agricultural sites will be 0.50 euros/kWh.

Simpler, non-fully-integrated BIPV installations will receive 0.42 euros/kWh.

Ground-mounted photovoltaic installations will generally receive a tariff of 0.314 euros/kWh, although projects with capacities over 250 kW in areas with lower solar resources may receive up to 0.377 euros/kWh. The Energy Ministry says this stipulation will allow for improved geographical distribution of solar projects countrywide.

SOURCE: Energy Ministry

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