Neoen, the leading French independent producer of exclusively renewable energy announces that it has been awarded 49.8 MWp of solar projects in the latest call for tenders by the French government's Energy Regulation Commission (CRE). Neoen was the biggest winner in the "canopies and buildings" category with its solar canopies project for Lyon airport and second biggest in the "ground-mounted" category with its Tournissan project. In line with the company's business model, Neoen is the majority shareholder of each of the two projects.
The solar canopies project, initiated by Vinci Airports, will be installed on 14 ha of parking canopies at the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport (Rhône). It has been developed by Neoen in partnership with SunMind, VINCI Concessions fully owned solar energy subsidiary. Construction is set to begin in 2023, with commissioning scheduled for summer 2024.
In Occitanie, the Tournissan solar farm (30 MWp, Aude) has involved close cooperation with the local government in the Lézignanaise, Corbières and Minervois region. It will generate around 40 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of around 15,000 people (heating included).