France may get 1 GW of Solar + BESS from Neon & Engie in their Joint Effort

Energy Storage Feed Solar

The two French companies have announced Horizeo, a massive project that includes a solar plant, battery storage, a green hydrogen production unit, a data center, and an agrivoltaic facility.

French energy giant Engie and France-based independent power producer Neoen have announced a plan to build Europe’s largest solar-plus-storage plant near Saucats, a municipality in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

The €1 billion project, which will also include a green hydrogen production unit, an agrivoltaic plant, and a data center, will be developed outside the tender scheme for solar managed by the French energy regulator CRE. The electricity generated by the plant will be sold through power purchase agreements to unspecified customers.