Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has recently announced that it will construct a 1.17 MW, 8000-square-metre solar system, comprising a total of 4500 solar panels, on the roof of the airport’s short-term car park. Thomson Geer advised AAL on the procurement methodology and the Invitation to Tender & Construction Contract for the project.
The solar system is projected to reduce the airport’s energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 10 percent, and will become the largest private sector solar system in South Australia. The new system, which will be built by Solgen Energy, has the capability to power 300 homes a year and will bring the airport’s total rooftop solar capacity to 1.28 MW.
AAL plans to undertake the $2.5 million upgrade without any government assistance, with the project expected to be completed by April 2016.