May 30th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill
US solar panel manufacturer SunPower has announced that it will provide a total of 194 megawatts worth of solar panels to small- and large-scale solar projects in France, which were successfully obtained through two recent French tender rounds.
There has not been a huge amount of news floating around about the recent French solar auctions (especially for someone who doesn’t speak French), but US solar PV panel manufacturer SunPower has shed some light on two recent auctions thanks to its own successes.
In March, SunPower revealed that it had successfully won the right to provide 130 megawatts (MW) worth of solar panels to 25 ground-mount and carport solar projects in France. This amounted to 31% of the projects awarded in the March large-scale solar power tender. Announced on Tuesday, SunPower also revealed that it had been awarded the contract to supply 64 MW worth of solar panels, 57% of the total 361 solar projects awarded under France’s most recent auction, a tender process for rooftop solar projects.
“For the second time this year in France’s tender process, SunPower has been selected to supply more winning projects than any other brand,” said SunPower Executive Vice President Peter Aschenbrenner. “We are proud to be the leading provider of solar panels for the solar projects announced in this first tender round, and to play a key role in promoting the use of clean, renewable solar power in France.”
“SunPower solar panels deliver competitive cost of energy, highest reliability and proven long-term performance,” said SunPower Executive Vice President Eduardo Medina back in March. “We are proud to be the leading provider of solar panels for the solar projects announced in this first tender round, and to play a key role in promoting the use of clean, renewable solar power in France.”
A significant amount of the solar panels supplied by SunPower to the resulting French projects will be manufactured at the company’s facilities in Toulouse, France, subsequently providing extra benefit to the country.