Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments, Regulatory Instruments
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Solar
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Environement, Energy and the Sea
Renewable Energy Description:

Since 2011, roof-top PV and ground mounted PV which installed capacity exceeds 100 kW are developed under a tendering scheme. There are two main categories of tenders:

  • Projects size between 100 kWc and 250 kWc
  • Projects size above 250 kWc.

Since 2011, three tender rounds were launched and completed in each category (2011, 2013, 2014-2015). 

In 2015, a specific tender for overseas region was opened in order to procure 50 MW of solar PV projects and storage capacity. Winners were announced in June 2016 for this tendering round.

Since 2016 and as a consequence of the entry into force of the Energy Transition Act, a feed-in-premium scheme was introduced in France. As a result, all solar PV tenders opened from 2016 grant support in a form of a feed-in premium for projects larger than 500 kWc.

From the introduction of changes to the tendering scheme two auction rounds were opened:

  • For roof-top solar PV covering period of three years procuring 450 MW of new capacity every year; and
  • For ground mounted solar PV covering period of six years procuring 1 GW of new capacity every year.
Related policies:National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP)

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