Total Bags Over 135 MW of Solar Projects in France’s Latest Tender

Total Bags Over 135 MW of Solar Projects in France’s Latest Tender

French energy major Total has won more than 135 MW of solar projects during the latest round of tenders conducted by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).


The company has won the tenders through Total Quadran, a wholly-owned affiliate dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France.

Out of an aggregate capacity won, Total secured 131 MW of capacity for ground-mounted solar parks, as well as 5.6 MW of solar in the French Overseas departments and collectivities.

Commenting on the projects win, Thierry Muller, General Manager of Total Quadran, said that “Total Quadran is proud to rank among France’s renewable energy leaders. The results of this call for tenders illustrate our ability to put together solid, competitive bids in an increasingly competitive environment.”

“Total’s program to solarize industrial facilities by enhancing brownfield sites is a key factor in this success which we intend to carry on,” Muller further added.

More than half the capacities awarded fall under Total’s program to solarize its industrial facilities and reuse of industrial brownfield sites, including:

The company’s future largest ground-mounted solar plant in France i.e. the 50 MWp solar plant in Valenciennes is the largest project awarded in the call for tenders and Total Quadran’s biggest solar plant to date.

It will be installed on the company’s former refinery site that has been redeveloped by RETIA2. The solar plant will supply green electricity to nearly 32,000 people when it comes on stream in 2022.

The largest PV power plant of the Greater Paris Region: located near the Grandpuits refinery, the 25 MWp solar plant will be the largest in the Greater Paris Region.

It will generate enough renewable electricity to cover the needs of nearly 17,000 people. The plant is scheduled to come on stream by 2022.

The projects of Lavéra of 3 MW, Serpaize of 5 MW and Brignoud of 4 MW all located on industrial brownfield sites were also included in the winning CRE tender.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.