World’s Biggest Rooftop Solar Power System to Be Installed in Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal alone will support 1.98MW with 7,133 panels covering more than 11,675 square metres

The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) will install rooftop solar PVs that will generate 9,315 kilowatt-hours per year. The 6-megawatt system will consist of 22,000 panels that will cover 36,000 square meters and will be installed in 6 sites all over the Brisbane Airport as reported by Airport World.

Once completed and operational, the solar power system will account for 18% of the airport’s electricity consumption, This includes air conditioning, lighting using LED technology and car park and street lighting.

The solar power system attributes include:

  • The power generated for 1 year is equivalent to powering 1,700 homes.
  • The carbon offset is the same as planting 50,000 trees.

Solar company Epho will partner with Shakra Energy for the rooftop solar project

Click here to read the full story on Airport World

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