France

French power titans EDF and also Overall bank on expert system
The nonrenewable fuel source business plus electric systems organisation Thales have actually introduced a joint lab in Paris-Saclay to create AI innovations to fulfill the requirements of crucial systems such as power manufacturing centers.
Feb 18, 2020 // Technology, France, EDF, Europe, Total
French Military prepare for 246 MW solar plant
Developer Photosol was picked as project developer via a tender released by the Ministry of the Armed Forces in August. The solar park is set up to be appointed in 2022 as well as the ministry, which has actually devoted to making 2,000 ha offered for PV projects, prepares a comparable tender in February, as well as a lot more every 6 months.
Feb 12, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, Europe, Photosol, Agathe Rosa
Engie CEO expulsion to lead method for 'reorganisation, not dissolution', firmly insists French preacher
The French state has actually contested cases that Engie might be taken down complying with days of fresh rumours of breaks in between kicked out CEO Isabelle Kocher as well as the board participants that transferred to sack her.
Feb 12, 2020 // Markets & Finance, France, Engie, Europe, Isabelle Kocher, executive reshuffle, ceo
21-year solar PPA for three French airports
The airports of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget will be supplied with solar energy by French solar company Urbasolar and energy supplier GazelEnergie. The PV plants connected to the agreement are now in development and will begin providing power in 2021.
Feb 6, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, France, pv power plants, Europe, Edward Arkwright
Mercedes-Benz partner with Hydro-Québec for solid-state battery development
The luxury car maker is banking on the timely advancement of market-ready solid-state batteries. Mercedes will work with the Canadian research institute to rapidly incorporate brand-new technology into field applications to cut development cycle times.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Canada, France, Texas, Europe, North America, Mercedes-Benz, Jochen Hermann
More than 5,000 heaps of modules gathered for recycling in France
PV Cycle has stated it gathered more than 280,000 photovoltaic panels at the end of their lifecycle in France last year, consisting of 200 heaps from the country's abroad territories.
Feb 4, 2020 // Policy, France, Europe, recycling, PV Cycle
CEA INES and Enel announce 24.63% effectiveness for heterojunction solar cell
The effectiveness of the solar cell, which is made with a basic M2 wafer, was raised by around 0.7% through an improved busbarless screen printing metallization process based on heterojunction (HJT) processes developed with production devices supplied by Swiss professional Meyer Hamburger.
Feb 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, France, Italy, Enel, Europe, solar cell, meyer burger, CEA INES
Voltalia gets developmental approval for 40 MW solar project in UK
France’s power producer has obtained approval for development of a Dorset-based 40-megawatt solar-plus-storage park.
Jan 30, 2020 // Storage, France, UK, Voltalia, solar pv, Europe
Testing floating PV with tracking systems
French water management agency Société du Canal de Provence (SCP) is planning an innovative floating project to test its combination with a solar tracking system. The 250 kW project was awarded a fixed tariff in a special tender for innovative PV projects held by The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) in February 2018. The plant will be deployed on a water surface managed by SCP in Southern France.
Jan 29, 2020 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, France, tender, floating PV, Europe, SCP
Total taps French regional bank to refinance 143MW wind, PV portfolio
Total Quadran has enlisted a French financier to pump new capital into an up-and-running renewable energy portfolio, split between 40-plus projects across the country.
Jan 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, France, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, Total, refinancing
New app helps charge Tesla EVs when electricity is greener and cheaper
With its app already present in Belgium and the Netherlands, start-up Jedlix is introducing smart charging in France. The solution enables Tesla drivers to optimize their charging strategy.
Dec 18, 2019 // Storage, Software, Transport, TESLA, France, Europe, Netherlands, Belgium, ev charging, Vincent Maillart, Julien Tchernia
French research institute breaks efficiency record for silicon heterojunction solar cells
LITEN, a major European research institute, announces a 24.25 percent record, approved by the German independent calibration and test laboratory.
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, France, solar cells, Europe, LITEN
Akuo bags 6-MW energy storage project in Tonga
French renewable energy producer Akuo Energy said Friday it has secured a contract to construct in Tonga a power storage system with a capacity of 23.4 MWh/6 MW.
Dec 9, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, oceania, Akuo Energy, Tonga
French research center working on software to predict energy loss in solar plants
Liten is creating software to assess energy waste in solar facilities at every stage of operation. The algorithm is intended for optimized maintenance and guaranteed performance of large-scale PV plants.
Dec 6, 2019 // Market Research, France, Europe, large-scale PV plants
Collaboration for 20 percent efficient CIGS solar modules
European solar panel makers have combined efforts with research centers to developed improved procedures for CIGS manufacturing. The venture codenamed SUCCESS aims at production line efficiency exceeding 20 percent for modules sized 30 cm x 30 cm
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, France, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, solar cell, Netherlands, HZB, CIGS, SMIT, Solar Frontier, flexible module, Solliance, IMN