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France’s plan for solar panels on all car parks is just the start of an urban renewable revolution

Ryan, Dylan



France has approved legislation that will require all car parks with more than 80 spaces to be covered over by solar panels. This is part of a wider programme that will see solar panels occupy derelict lots, vacant land alongside roads and railways, as well as some farmland.

This is expected to add 11 gigawatts to the French electricity grid equal to ten nuclear reactors.

Do the numbers add up? And should other countries do the same?

Other Type Other
Online Publication Date Nov 17, 2022
Publication Date Nov 17, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2023
Publisher The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited
Keywords Solar power, Renewables, France, BIPV
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