The Adelaide Airport is to build a 1.17 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of their short-term car park, making it the largest private-sector solar power system in South Australia to further enhance its reputation as a leader in environmental sustainability.
The 8,000-square-meter solar PV system will be built by Solgen Energy, and is expected to reduce the airport’s energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 10 per cent.
The total rooftop solar capacity of the airport will reach 1.28 MW.
According to Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young, the solar system will comprise 4,500 solar panels – enough to power 300 domestic homes a year.
â€œAdelaide Airport is again proud to be an aviation industry leader in sustainability,â€ said Young.
Solgen Energy director David Naismith said the project demonstrates the growing uptake of solar power around Australia as an integral part of any business’s energy mix, irrespective of industry.
“Weâ€™re excited about our partnership with Adelaide Airport to deliver a project that provides a cornerstone to the Airportâ€™s environmental objectives showcased across 8,000 square meters of rooftop.”
WorkÂ on the new Adelaide Airport solar PV system is expected to start in December, and to be completed by April 2016.
Originally from Airport World Magazine