Birmingham Airport goes green with 200 solar panels
The Birmingham Airport has now gone a shade greener, unveiling its shiny new array with 200 solar panels on the roof of its terminal. Measuring about 1.6m x 1m each, these solar panels will generate a good 40,000 kWh a year. That’s enough energy to juice up about 12 average homes. The 50kpw solar photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed in collaboration with Npower and will decrease the airport’s dependency on grid energy alone. Also, this array will help the Birmingham airport decrease its carbon footprint by a whopping 22 tonnes annually! We applaud the airport on the effort to go green and wish it well as it joins the ranks of green airports around the globe.