The French government has announced tenders to produce 20 GW of solar power capacity installations by 2023.

Planetsave website noted the announcement last week, with the target to be hit incrementally, 10.2 GW by 2018, and between 18.2 to 20.2 GW by 2023.
Solar panels and city skyline
Solar power is continuing to come down in price as the industry innovates its costs down, and is often cheaper than new capacity from fossil fuels and nuclear.

France is looking to increase its renewables share in the power mix as nuclear is scheduled to drop from 75 per cent to 50 per cent by 2025.

The plans were first announced by the Conseil Superieur de L’Energie (CSE) in April, which outlined how France will embrace further its use of solar and wind energy.

France currently has just over 6.2 GW of cumulative PV capacity installed – according to official figures from grid operator RTE – and added just under 1 GW of capacity in 2015.