EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned almost 100MW of new wind capacity in France this year. The projects include the 73MW Champagne Picarde facility in the Aisne region, which features 22 turbines. EDF EN did not give details of the other new wind farms, but said a further seven projects with a combined capacity of almost 120MW are currently under construction in the country. The company has also commissioned the 12MW Fouilloux solar project in Nouvelle Aquitaine region on the site of a former kaolin quarry. EDF said it is targetting other so-called “degraded” sites, such as industrial wastelands, polluted areas and neglected or old quarries, for other solar projects as part of its plan to develop 30GW of photovoltaic projects in France by 2035.
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French utility ENGIE has announced it is buying an independent producer of renewable energy. Brittany-based LANGA is involved in the entire value chain of its solar, wind, biogas and biomass projects, holding a portfolio set to reach 215MW of installed capacity by the end of this year. It is also developing 1.3GW of projects due to be completed by 2022. ENGIE said the buyout will allow it to “intensify” its development in renewable energy in France, targeting 3GW of wind and nearly 2.2GW of solar projects by 2021. The company, which entered the UK home energy market in 2017, also closed a deal earlier this year to buy off-grid solar developer Fenix International.
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