Airport goes solar - 10th March 2008
Airport should have Australia's second largest
solar power plant on its main terminal roof by
has begun on a solar panel system for Terminal
1 following a $1 million commitment from the South
Australian government, Adelaide Airport and contractors
Hansen Yuncken and BP Solar said in statements.
114 kilowatt system - 760 panels covering an area
of about 1170 square metres - will produce enough
electricity to power 30 households.
system will not generate enough power to run the
it will slash greenhouse gas emissions by about
160 tonnes a year, the equivalent of taking 40
cars off the road, and cut the airport operator's
exposure to expensive peak power prices, a BP
Solar spokesman said.
rooftop system will be the state's biggest and
the second largest in Australia after the Queen
Victoria Building in Sydney, the spokesman said.