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INSEE numbers  : Photovoltaic electricity production, in kTep (thousand tonnes equivalent petroleum)

Production : 2008  2009  2009 (to August)
Photovoltaic    2     4    14
Wind          349   489   667

This indicates the scale of the acceleration, and the very low base. In the 6 months to June 2010, France added 510 Mw of photovoltaic generation. Compare this to the more than 2000 Mw added in Germany, in the month of June alone...

So the reason the French government panicked is that it set its targets very low indeed.

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by eurogreen on Fri Oct 1st, 2010 at 04:53:02 PM EST
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