The French Senate authorised new laws that can enhance the deployment of renewables in France, with the requirement for outside automobile parks to be coated with photo voltaic by legislation.
Outside massive automobile parks which have greater than 80 locations can be required by legislation to be coated with photo voltaic PV which may add between 6.7 to 11GW of photo voltaic capability within the coming years, in accordance French senator Jean-Pierre Corbisez. This might virtually double the put in photo voltaic capability of France, which was 13.2GW as of 2021.
Beginning 1 July 2023, automobile parks with a minimum of 80 locations and as much as 400 can have 5 years to adjust to the brand new measure, whereas greater automobile parks can be required to implement the modifications in three years.
Some exceptions may be utilized if technical, safety, architectural, historic or environmental constraints impede the set up of photo voltaic rooftops.
Different measures adopted within the legislation embody an elevated requirement for non-residential rooftops that might require 50% of the roof to be coated by photo voltaic PV, up from the 30% beforehand sought.
A number of proposals round agrivoltaics have additionally been adopted, amongst others the elimination of asbestos in agricultural rooftops in favour of photo voltaic PV, which can be carried out as a trial-run for the following three years.
The French Renewable Vitality Commerce Affiliation (SER in French) welcomed the Senate’s introduction of a number of articles that can speed up the deployment of renewables in France.