Solar latecomer France builds Europe's largest plant

November 5, 2014 2:13 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - France has made up some lost ground against its neighbors with the start to construction of what will be Europe's biggest photovoltaic solar power plant.

Solar power capacity has grown slowly in France compared to Germany, Spain or Italy. It had 5,095 MW of photovoltaic capacity in June, which accounted for only 1 percent of its energy consumption in the first half of the year, and compares with nearly 37,000 MW in Germany.

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