The company has started its initial site selection process and is evaluating various sites, particularly in the Alsace region.

Mark Morelli, president and CEO of ECD, said: “France is one of the world’s fastest growing and most progressive solar markets. It has expressed its long-term support of alternative energy in the Grenelle de l’environnement objectives, and the recent change to its feed-in-tariff structure establishes a sustainable foundation to meet those objectives.

“We are pleased that France is continuing to support the development of high added-value technology and innovative solutions like UNI-SOLAR laminates, which protect the aesthetics of France’s cultural heritage by integrating into the building architecture. We are also pleased that France is clearly showing leadership to avoid the speculative bubble we have seen in solar energy in other markets in the past.”

ECD manufactures, sells and installs thin-film solar laminates that convert sunlight to energy using proprietary technology. ECD claims that its UNI-SOLAR products are unique because of their flexibility, light weight, ease of installation, durability, and real-world efficiency.