France launches emergency plan for struggling solar sector

07 Jan. 2013 by

REUTERS - France unveiled on Monday emergency measures to double the annual solar power production capacity target to 1,000 megawatts (MW) and bring additional financial support for small photovoltaic farms using made-in-Europe solar panels, the energy minister said.

French Energy Minister Delphine Batho announced the measures, which are expected to spur investments worth over 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion), during the visit of MPO, a small solar panel factory in Western France.


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