France to boost solar energy capacity beyond 100 GW by 2050, says Macron

PARIS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France plans to multiply its solar energy production capacities roughly tenfold by 2050.

Solar energy capacities should reach a capacity over 100 gigawatt by 2050, while off-shore wind capacity should grow to 40 gigawatt from virtually zero at the moment, Macron said in a speech outlining his plans for France's future energy mix.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; writing by Tassilo Hummel; editing by GV De Clercq

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