VINCI switches on 3-MWp solar plant at Faro airport in Portugal
A photo of VINCI Airpots' Faro Airport's solar plant. Image by VINCI Concessions (https://en.newsroom.vinci-concessions.com/)
September 8 (Renewables Now) - Mobility infrastructure company VINCI Concessions announced on Wednesday the commissioning of a 3-MWp solar power plant at Faro airport in Portugal.
The photovoltaic (PV) farm will allow subsidiary VINCI Airports to meet 30% of Faro airport's electrical demand and thus offset more than 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.
The solar system, which is the first of its kind at an airport in the country, was financed, developed and built by VINCI Airports subsidiary SunMind. The latter is also in charge of the solar park's operation.
As part of its global decarbonisation programme, VINCI Airports is looking to achieve zero net emissions at airports in Portugal and the EU by 2030. The company is part of French concessions and construction company VINCI SA (EPA:DG).