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Neoen has 6 solar projects selected in French tender

Neoen SA announced April 3 that six of its solar projects with a combined capacity of 66 MW(peak) were selected in a call for tenders by the French government.

The individual project capacities range from 3 MW to 28 MW and are located in the French departments of Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Gard, Indre, Landes and Maine-et-Loire, according to a news release.

The projects are slated for commissioning between the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. Two of the solar projects are open to crowdfunding, Neoen said, while four will be constructed on wasteland or degraded land.

The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition awarded 750 MW of wind at an average price of €62.90 per MWh and 630 MW of ground-mounted solar projects at an average price of €62.11 per MWh in the latest call for tenders, according to an April 2 report by Renews.biz. All the projects will receive 20-year feed-in premium power agreements.

Boralex Inc. was one of the successful bidders in the auction, with two solar and two wind farms.

Other winners in the auction were EDP Renováveis SA with its 21-MW Ty Nevez Mouric project in Cotes-d'Armor and the 30.8-MW Luce 1 facility in Somme, and Engie SA with its 17.6-MW Chemin des Haguenets Sud project in Oise, according to Renews.