Solar projects at Brisbane Airport

Last Modified: Wed Sep 20 2017 10:05:55 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6 MW
    planned generation capacity of solar based installations at the Brisbane airport. The capacity will be built over 6 stages and at 6 sites.
  • 9,315 MWh
    of electricity that will be generated each year.
  • 6%
    of the airport's electricity consumption will be met.
  • 8,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in carbon emissions each year.
  • 6
    sites where the solar panels will be installed. 36,000 sq. meters of surface area, more than twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), will be used to install the solar panels
  • 19,200
    solar panels will be used in all.
  • $11 million
    estimated project cost. Epho Solar - an Australian commercial solar company - has been awarded the contract to implement the project.
  • 40
    jobs will be created.
  • $1 million
    estimated savings in electricity bills once all the 6 sites are fully operational.
  • Jul 2017
    start of construction. Completion of all 6 stages expected by Dec 2018.