A joint agreement between Cardiff Airport in Wales and a local renewable energy developer will see the installation of a brand new Solar PV Farm on the airport site in the near future.
The construction of the 2MW solar site is set to be completed within the next 18 months by Bridgend-based company Cenin Renewables.
The Solar PV Farm at Cardiff Airport will sit within the boundary of the site and will supply the business with electricity via a private wire, with any surplus energy being exported to the national grid.
It is anticipated that the facility will deliver a carbon reduction of some 20,508 metric tons over the next 25 years, a saving of approximately 860 metric tons every year.
This project is the latest step in Cardiff Airport’s recently unveiled Environmental Flight Path – a timeline of immediate and short-term environmental goals.
Mark Bailey, director of airport planning and development at Cardiff Airport, said, “After a huge amount of careful planning and consideration, it is hugely exciting to see this project come to life.
“We’re proud to be working in partnership with a Welsh business with the expert knowledge and a wealth of experience needed to develop this project on our site. When it’s complete, it will deliver massive carbon reductions and power the airport.”
In addition to its renewable energy and carbon reduction benefits, the Solar PV Farm will create a welcoming, natural environment for biodiversity, including bees and some species of wild flowers.