Hermes Airports inaugurates Photovoltaic Parks at Larnaca and Paphos airports
The Solar parks are expected to cover 28% of the two airports’ energy needs.
The new 3.5 MWp Solar Park at Larnaca International Airport was inaugurated on Wednesday, 19 July, during a special ceremony held in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Mr. Alexis Vafeadis and the Chairman of Hermes Airports’ Board of Directors, Mr. Christophe Petit.
Meanwhile, the PV Park at Paphos airport has been in operation for a couple of months. The two PV Parks are expected to cover 28% of the annual energy needs of Cyprus’ two airports combined, contributing significantly to Hermes Airports’ goals of further reducing its environmental footprint.
Larnaca Airport’s PV Park, which was developed in an area covering 36.000 m² within the airport’s premises, is expected to produce around 6 million kWh of power per year, while the respective PV Park at Paphos Airport is expected to produce 1.9 million kWh of power per year. It is noted that the total energy production at both airports is equivalent to the total annual energy consumption of more than 1320 households.
This PV Park demonstrates Hermes Airports’ commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The PV park’s operation will reduce the emission of over 3,850 tonnes of CO₂ per year. This is the result of many hours of hard work, dedication and a shared vision between Hermes Airports and their partners.