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Solar power - Articles and news items

Adelaide Airport to build largest rooftop solar system in Australia

Airport news  •  2 December 2015  •  Kate Douetil

Adelaide Airport has announced that it will build the largest airport rooftop solar power system in Australia.

Cochin International becomes first solar powered airport in India

Airport news  •  18 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Cochin International Airport in Kerala has become the first airport in India to operate on solar power energy.

Embracing solar power at Indira Gandhi Airport

Issue 3 2014  •  17 June 2014  •  Indana Prabhakara Rao, CEO of Delhi International Airport (P) Limited

India’s growing power needs has seen the country explore all possible means of generating energy. As such, Indira Gandhi International Airport has established an airside solar power plant. CEO Indana Prabhakara Rao explains...

Athens International Airport: Powered by the sun

Issue 1 2012  •  7 February 2012  •  Dimitris Dolapsakis, Manager of Asset Management, Athens International Airport

Towards the end of 2011, the sun rose to shine for the first time on the newly inaugurated Photovoltaic (PV) park at Athens International Airport (AIA), the largest unified PV installation at an airport worldwide.AIA’s PV park is expected to contribute significantly to the airport’s target of reducing its carbon footprint. The production of approxi - mately 11 million ‘green’ KW annually, corresponds to almost nine per cent of the airport’s electricity needs and will reduce CO2 emissions by 11,000 tonnes per year, for a period of at least 25 years.The inauguration of the PV park marked the end of AIA’s efforts to introduce renewable energy sources at the airport. However, before AIA considered adding energy producing facilities within its strategy, it had to tackle the issue of energy efficiency. An important energy manage - ment process was initiated in 2002 which targeted the reduction of energy consumption at the airport. The airport had to run on the absolute minimum energy required, without comp ro - mising the high level of services offered to our passengers and partners.

Solar powered Southampton

Issue 1 2012  •  7 February 2012  •  Steve Thurston, Head of Planning and Development, Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport’s vision to become ‘Europe’s leading regional airport’ has provided the motivation for a number of innovate investments in recent years. With a couple of UK firsts amongst the developments, including being the first UK airport to have solar powered LED runway guard lighting, the regional airport with the big ideas is set to continue trend setting in 2012.For International Airport Review, Steve Thurston, Head of Planning and Development at Southampton Airport talks about solar powered LED runway guard lights, and the catalytic effect their success has had on the airport’s further development.As the number of aircraft and vehicle movements increased within the aerodrome over the years, regular reviews of signals, signs and markings were undertaken. In Autumn 2009, Steve and his team began researching options for runway guard lights and were keen to explore the latest technology relating to sustainable products.


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