France installed 743 MW of new solar installations in the last quarter alone.
The French Ministry of Ecological Transition has reported that around 743 MW of new solar power systems were connected to the French grid between October and December. At the end of December, the country reached a cumulative installed solar power capacity of 16.5 GW.
In the entire year 2022, the country used 2.4 GW of new solar energy. By comparison, France added 2.57 GW in 2021. The total capacity of solar projects in the queue with requests to connect to the grid now stands at 14 GW.
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Grand Est have accounted for 70% of all new capacity this year so far. They are the regions with the highest installed capacity, representing more than 70 percent of all electricity connected in France by the end of December.