France announces over 2 GW of solar tenders in 2020

03/09/2019 09:13 Solar


France plans to open tenders for the construction of over 2,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in 2020, the government announced on Friday.

The plan is to issue competitive rounds in two categories -- rooftop solar and ground-mounted PV. A bidding window for ground-mounted facilities will be opened in January 2020, targeting 850 MW, and a second one for 1,000 MW will follow in June 2020. A tender for 300 MW rooftop PV projects will be held in February.


The new rounds are expected to expand France’s installed solar PV capacity by 20%, the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition said. Under its Multiannual Energy Programme, the country aims to boost its installed solar capacity to between 35.6 GW and 44.5 GW in 2028 from 9.1 GW now.


Daily (11.10.2019): EU carbon prices climbed by 2.5% on Thursday, following positive negotiations between the UK and Ireland

11/10/2019 10:44:00

Crude oil prices rebounded on Thursday, as OPEC pledges to take a supply decision for next year this December. Trade talks between U.S. and China to be held next week also lent support to prices. Hence, Brent crude rose by 1.3% to 59.10 a barrel, while WTI futures climbed by 1.8% on a daily basis to end at $53.55 a barrel.


Russia blocks coal supplies to Ukraine through Belarus

11/10/2019 09:43:00

Ukrainian MP Mykhailo Volynets, who serves as the chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, has said that Russia has begun blocking coal exports to Ukraine via Belarus, Kosatka Media has reported.


Statkraft scores 660MW Brazil double

11/10/2019 09:38:00

Norwegian energy company Statkraft has acquired two wind farms at an advanced stage of development in Brazil with a combined capacity of about 660MW.