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