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Nordex secures orders for 245 MW of wind power from France and Türkiye at the end of June

As of the end of June 2024, Nordex Group received orders for 17 projects with a total capacity of 245 MW from its main markets, France and Turkey. The Nordex Group supplies 35 3 and 4 MW wind turbines for nine projects in France. In Türkiye, customers have ordered nine N163/6.X wind turbines and nine … Continue reading Nordex secures orders for 245 MW of wind power from France and Türkiye at the end of June

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France installed 1,013 MW of photovoltaic solar energy in the first quarter

France’s Ministry of Ecological Transition has reported that around 1,013 MW of new PV systems were connected to the French grid in the January-March period. By comparison, the nation added 984 MW in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 639 MW in the first quarter of last year. The country reached a cumulative installed PV … Continue reading France installed 1,013 MW of photovoltaic solar energy in the first quarter

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RWE inaugurates its biggest onshore wind farm in France

The Nouvions onshore wind farm deploys 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 44 MW, making it RWE’s most powerful wind farm in France. The Nordex N149 wind turbines will be the first of their kind to be installed in France.The wind farm will supply around 19,000 households with green electricity. RWE is celebrating … Continue reading RWE inaugurates its biggest onshore wind farm in France

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Iberdrola launches the second offshore wind farm in France and the first in Brittany

Iberdrola has announced that Saint-Brieuc has become the second fully operational offshore wind farm in France and the first in Brittany.  As of 28th May 2024, all wind turbines are operational in the project, which has a total capacity of 496 MW (megawatts). The entire production from the 62 turbines is now feeding into the … Continue reading Iberdrola launches the second offshore wind farm in France and the first in Brittany

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BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

The main topic of the last edition was the French floating wind auction and the statements of the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, who mentioned a price below €100/MWh, which surprised many. It was this week when the winners and the award price were revealed. The winner was a consortium formed by BayWa … Continue reading BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

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France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. With yesterday’s announcement floating wind took a big step towards commercialisation … Continue reading France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

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Ørsted will sell its wind power and photovoltaic business in France

Ørsted and ENGIE have signed a share purchase agreement under which ENGIE will acquire OSTWIND International S.A.S., OSTWIND Engineering S.A., and their subsidiaries (jointly Ostwind France), Ørsted’s onshore wind and solar business in France. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 of 2024. Kieran White, Senior Vice President and Head of Onshore in Region … Continue reading Ørsted will sell its wind power and photovoltaic business in France

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France: TotalEnergies Ranks First in Latest National Tender for Rooftop Photovoltaic Solar Projects

TotalEnergies strengthens its position as the market leader in rooftop solar installations in France by ranking first in the latest call for tenders issued by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), winning more than 80 MWp or 22% of the capacity awarded. This new success strengthens TotalEnergies’ position as one of the major developers in … Continue reading France: TotalEnergies Ranks First in Latest National Tender for Rooftop Photovoltaic Solar Projects

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France reaches 20 GW of photovoltaics (PV)

France reaches milestone with 20 GW of solar PV capacity in 2023, demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy. Regional contributions and future perspectives are highlighted.France has marked an important milestone in its renewable energy journey by connecting approximately 955 MW of new photovoltaic systems to the grid in the last quarter of 2023, according to … Continue reading France reaches 20 GW of photovoltaics (PV)

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RWE wins the largest number of onshore wind power projects in France’s latest tender

RWE has successfully awarded 8 of the 57 wind projects in the latest bidding round. With an assured capacity of 108.7 MW, the Group is the second largest developer in terms of total awarded wind capacity.These results build on RWE’s previous success in 2023, when the Group was already in a leading position. These results … Continue reading RWE wins the largest number of onshore wind power projects in France’s latest tender

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Prysmian Group announces the successful commissioning of the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the successful commissioning of the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm, located in the English Channel, some 24 km off the French coast, in Normandy (Seine Maritime department). The Fécamp offshore wind farm is composed of 71 WTGs with … Continue reading Prysmian Group announces the successful commissioning of the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm

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All wind turbines at the Saint-Brieuc wind farm are complete

The Saint-Brieuc Wind Farm located off the coast of northwestern France has reached a significant milestone, with all its wind turbines successfully installed and standing tall. The completion of this ambitious project marks a major achievement in the country’s renewable energy goals and will contribute to a substantial reduction in carbon emissions. The Saint-Brieuc Wind … Continue reading All wind turbines at the Saint-Brieuc wind farm are complete

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Statkraft strengthens repowering position with second Breeze series wind farm acquisition

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired a wind power portfolio from Breeze Two Energy in Germany and France, growing its repowering portfolio with 337 MW and 39 wind farms. Statkraft has added 39 wind farms in operation to its European onshore wind power portfolio in an acquisition that mirrors the first of … Continue reading Statkraft strengthens repowering position with second Breeze series wind farm acquisition

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RWE successful in French onshore wind auction

Three projects awarded with total capacity of 43.5 megawatts. This confirms RWE as a leading player on the French wind energy market. Triple success for RWE in onshore wind auction in France: The French regulation body, Commission de regulation de l’énergie (CRE), has awarded RWE three onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 43.5 … Continue reading RWE successful in French onshore wind auction

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Two Boralex projects selected in the latest call for tenders in France

Boralex announced that two of its wind power projects, totalling 39.7 MW, have been selected in the latest onshore wind call for tenders conducted by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition of France. “At a time when the electrification of our society cannot be achieved without a massive deployment of renewable energy, the results … Continue reading Two Boralex projects selected in the latest call for tenders in France

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Iberdrola connects the first wind turbines of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

The first green megawatt hours from offshore renewable energy in Brittany The first green megawatts produced from Iberdrola’s Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm have been connected into the French national electricity grid by its manager, RTE. The project is Iberdrola’s first in France, and only the second offshore wind project to produce power in the country. … Continue reading Iberdrola connects the first wind turbines of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

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Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

The first wind turbine in the sea of Brittany The installation of the first of 62 wind turbines equipping the Saint-Brieuc wind farm was carried out on May 12 by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, contractor of Iberdrola. This operation was carried out from the jack-up vessel Brave Tern of the Norwegian company Fred Olsen windcarrier.  … Continue reading Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

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France makes progress on offshore wind, bottlenecks remain for onshore wind. Now needs to speed up both

France just selected the company that will build the country’s largest offshore wind farm. And it’s planning to award more offshore wind farms this year and next. But bottlenecks remain for onshore wind development, which need to be fixed as soon as possible. Crucially France needs to accelerate the annual buildout of both offshore and … Continue reading France makes progress on offshore wind, bottlenecks remain for onshore wind. Now needs to speed up both

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EDF Renewables and Maple Power awarded the fourth offshore wind tender launched by the French State, securing a one-gigawatt project off the coast of Normandy, France

Following the fourth offshore wind tender launched in January 2021, the French Ministry of Energy Transition has chosen Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie, the project company owned by the EDF Renewables and Maple Power consortium, to design, build, operate and decommission the future offshore wind farm called “Centre Manche 1” (Normandy). This new offshore wind … Continue reading EDF Renewables and Maple Power awarded the fourth offshore wind tender launched by the French State, securing a one-gigawatt project off the coast of Normandy, France

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Enbridge will develop an offshore wind farm in Normandy

Enbridge said Monday it was now a member of a consortium planning what will become the largest offshore wind farm in French territory. The French government selected EDF Renewables and Maple Power, a joint venture between Enbridge and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to build a wind farm off Normandy that has a planned … Continue reading Enbridge will develop an offshore wind farm in Normandy

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