The country’s cumulative installed PV power reached 10.9 GW as of the end of December. Last year, solar covered 2.9% of the nation’s electricity demand.
From pv magazine France
The latest statistics revealed 8.9 GW of approved projects are sitting in the grid-connection queue, including 3 GW with grid-connection approvals.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur regions accounted for 63% of the newly connected power in the country in 2020. These are the four regions with the highest installed capacities, representing 69% of the total solar power connected in France at the end of 2020.
Last year, production from solar photovoltaic sources amounted to 12.9 TWh, compared to 11.6 TWh in 2019. This sharp increase is mainly due to excess sunshine in France in April and May, in addition to the increase in installed capacity. Solar production currently represents 2.9% of French electricity consumption, an increase of 0.4% compared to that of the previous year.
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