From pv journal in France

France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine area has introduced support to assist the expansion of photo voltaic PPAs. The lately opened name for initiatives goals to advertise low cost native vitality provide to industrial corporations within the area, particularly within the type of new photo voltaic crops.

Corporations can qualify for 2 kinds of help: a subsidy for technical and authorized feasibility research (as much as 70% of the prices), or financing help within the type of a mortgage or assure as a part of the assist supplied by the European Regional Improvement Fund (ERDF) in its 2021-27 plan.

Within the latter situation, initiatives may profit from ERDF subsidies “relying on the scale of the beneficiary firm and the price of [electricity per] MWh … The subsidy quantity paid to the solar energy plant investor should be absolutely handed on to the commercial firm by way of a reduction on the electrical energy worth supplied.”

In all circumstances, subsidies are paid on to the photo voltaic undertaking proprietor. As well as, awarded corporations will likely be supported in selecting the sort and tariff of PPA.

The decision for initiatives is open till December 31, 2023, to corporations whose electrical energy consumption within the manufacturing space or websites positioned in Nouvelle-Aquitaine is larger than 5 GWh/yr. They will apply alone or in teams, or as a part of a multi-buyer PPA.

“Massive teams could be supported, however solely within the context of a collective inexperienced company PPA with small companies in Nouvelle-Aquitaine,” the regional authorities stated in a press release.

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