France increases its Q3 PV capacity by 286.3 MW

Enerplan, France | November 11th, 2014 — The French solar market registered a significant increase in new PV installations in the third quarter of this year, according to local solar association Enerplan, which cites provisional numbers from France’s TSOs ErDF, EDF SEI and RTE.

The country added new PV systems with a combined capacity of 286,3 MW in the period, up 32% from the same quarter in 2013. The cumulative installed PV capacity reached 5,151 MW at the end of September.

Of the PV systems added in the quarter, 49.5 MW came from PV systems up to 36 kW in size, while 42.6 MW was from PV systems between 36 and 100 kW.

Only 13.5 MW of PV systems between 100 and 250 kW were installed in France in the latest quarter, but 174.3 MW of PV plants over 250 kW were added.

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