London Southend Airport draws energy from the skies above

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 12:33pm by Sustainable News

Britain’s largest airport solar installation has been completed at Stobart Group’s London Southend Airport, as part of a £10m terminal expansion completed by Kier Construction.

An array of 496 solar panels on the terminal’s curved roofs will supply shops, cafes and restaurants with clean electricity via the airport’s private electricity network.

Southend Aitport

Southend Aitport

The new solar system installed by Reading-based Photon Energy is expected to help the terminal achieve a BREEAM Very Good environmental assessment rating and to avoid around 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next twenty years.

London Southend Airport was Europe’s fastest growing airport last year and voted Britain’s best in a survey by Which? magazine.

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