As part of the celebrations to mark the achievement of zero net emissions by Toulon Hyères airport, SunMind inaugurated a new solar carport on Friday 29 March, which will supply the airport with green electricity and avoid 40 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.

The 500 kWp plant, located in the car park dedicated to rental companies and made up of 1,134 low-carbon photovoltaic panels, will be able to produce up to 690 MWh a year to supply the airport operated by VINCI Airports. The surplus production will be fed into the urban grid. This is the first of two solar power plants at the airport. The next, scheduled for 2026, will cover more than 700 car park spaces.

For this highly technical project, SunMind worked in partnership with Omexom, a specialist in the construction of photovoltaic power plants in airport environments ( in charge of building the Faro plant in 2022 and the Lyon plant currently under construction) and Enersteel, an expert in the manufacture of solar carport structures.

SunMind, a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions, a global player in mobility infrastructure, specialises in the development, design, financing, construction and operation of photovoltaic projects.

SunMind offers turnkey solutions to its customers, companies and local authorities, and supports them in their decarbonisation projects and in making the most of their building and land potential.

With a potential of more than 1.2 GWp already identified by 2030, SunMind will also support the solarisation of mobility infrastructures operated by VINCI Concessions.

SunMind also aims to become a key player in photovoltaic energy production worldwide. Already present in France and Portugal since 2022, SunMind opened an office in Sweden in 2023, one of the most representative countries in Europe for PPAs.

For example, SunMind operates through VINCI Concessions infrastructures:
• Portugal’s first airport solar power plant in Faro, with a capacity of 3 MWp,
• The development of a 20 MWp solar power plant at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, in partnership with Neoen.
• More than 425 MWp of projects under development in France and several other European countries.