The company, through its subsidiaries Solairedirect, la Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, La Compagnie du Vent and Futures Energies, won bidding organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for 14 solar projects totaling 95.5MW of installed capacity.

Of the total projects, four will employ solar tracker equipment and the remaining developments will feature fixed photovoltaic panels.

The panels will be installed on non-agricultural land, with commissioning planned before the end of 2017.

Engie currently operates 1,450MW of solar and onshore wind power projects in France, in addition to 3,824MW of hydraulic power plants.

In Brazil, Engie, with its subsidiaries Tractebel Energia and Solairedirect, won a bid to develop 230MW of solar projects.

The bid falls within the framework of the call for tenders by Agêncie Nacional de Energia Eléctrica, an agency affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Energy.

Engie will also sell 230MW of clean electricity generated at three projects in Brazil for 20 years commencing in November 2018.

Tractebel Energia will build and operate a 30MW photovoltaic facility in Assu, in the region of Rio de Grande do Norte.

Solairedirect will construct two facilities, one with 80MW capacity in Floresta and the other with 120MW capacity in Paracatu.

Currently, Engie operates more than10,000MW of renewable energy in Brazil. Nearly 85% of the company’s 8,683MW power generation capacity comes from renewable energy sources.

Image: Engie will develop 325MW of solar projects in France and Brazil. Photo: courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.