September 6 (Solar) – French oil major Total SA (EPA:FP) has won 100 MW of solar and 12.2 MW of small hydro projects in recent auctions in France.
The company said Wednesday that its subsidiaries Total Solar and Direct Energie have won 15 projects in total in the latest solar tender. When up and running, these solar photovoltaic (PV) parks will produce over 120 GWh per year, or as much as is needed to power 45,000 homes in France, Total said.
French renewables developer Quadran, a unit of Direct Energie, earlier announced that it had won 10 solar projects with a combined capacity surpassing 65 MW in the solar auction, which awarded 720 MW in total. Total said yesterday that Quadran has also won five projects in the first public call for tenders for small hydropower plants (HPPs).