A thinktank has studied whether increased solar energy would contribute significantly to reducing the carbon footprint of the French and European electricity systems in an attempt to respond to a common French refrain the nation needs no further decarbonization of energy because it has nuclear power.
April 16, 2020Catherine Rollet
From pv magazine France.
The most optimistic scenario outlined in France’s national energy plan, the Programmation Pluriannuelle de l’Énergie (PPE), envisages 54 GW of operational solar generation capacity in ten years’ time, and the least ambitious 41.5 GW.
Solar thinktank France Territoire Solaire commissioned Parisian analyst Artelys and energy transition consultancy i Care & Consult to study what impact the 12.5 GW of solar capacity between the two figures would do to