Airport goes solar to cut energy bills

BIRMINGHAM Airport is planning to cut down on its energy costs after installing solar panels at its new terminal.

The airport has placed more than 200 of the panels of the roof of the building, a move which could help save 22 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

The 1.6m x 1m panels will generate 40,000 kWh a year; sufficient to power 12 average sized houses.

The airport has worked in partnership with npower to install the 50kpw solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which will help reduce dependency on ma... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...