Birmingham Airport invests in solar power

Published:  01 March, 2012

Solar PV, renewable energy

The roof of the terminal building at Birmingham Airport has been covered with solar PV panels that are expected to generate 40 MWh a year and save 22 t of CO2 each year. 200 panels have been installed, measuring 1.6 x 1 m. This is the first renewable-energy and zero-carbon installation on the airport site and is part of a wider project to improve energy management and reduce carbon footprint.

The installation was carried out by npower in partnership with Photon Energy. From initial meetings in October, npower completed full site surveys, detailed designs, installation and commissioning in just over six weeks.

Paul Kehoe, the airport’s CEO, says, ‘It’s exciting for the airport to present such a visible commitment to energy reduction. Managing our greenhouse-gas emissions is a high priority for the company, and we’re always seeking new opportunities to work with partners to reduce our carbon footprint.’



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