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Alice Springs Airport goes solar

  • 14 years ago (2010-04-27)
  • David Flin
North America 1004 Renewables 761

SolFocus has announced that the developer Ingenero will install a 235kW power station using SolFocus solar arrays to provide power at Alice Springs Airport in the Northern Territory of Australia. This will deliver an estimated 600MWh of electricity directly into the airport’s internal electricity grid, roughly 28 per cent of the airport’s total demand.

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Under the Australian government’s $94 million Solar Cities programme, the project will receive over $1 million from the Australian government, around half of the total project cost. The solar power station will be located near the Alice Springs Airport terminal, and will contain 235kW of CPV arrays that will reduce the airport’s carbon emissions by around 470 ton of carbon dioxide per year. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter, 2010.