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Adelaide Airport to build largest airport rooftop solar system in Australia

Staff writer ▼ | November 4, 2015
Adelaide Airport announced plans to build a 1.17 MW solar system on the roof of their short-term car park, making it the largest private-sector solar system in South Australia.
Adelaide Airport
Green energy   A 1.17 MW solar system
The 8000-square-metre solar system – comprising of 4500 solar panels – will be built by Solgen Energy, and is expected to reduce the airport's energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 10 percent. Adelaide Airport general manager Brenton Cox said the new system builds on the airport's existing solar energy system, built in 2007.

The new system has the capacity to power 300 domestic homes a year and will bring the airport's total rooftop solar capacity to 1.28 MW.

With their eye on becoming one of the top tier business centres in the Asia Pacific region, said investing in renewable energy was a key part of the airport's motivation for the project.

Furthermore, Adelaide Airport plans to undertake the $2.5 million upgrade without any government assistance.