Torino Airport is taking a further step towards decarbonisation. Today Torino Airport inaugurated the largest photovoltaic system ever installed onthe rooftop of an Italian airport. It consists of 3,651 modules covering a total area of 6,454 square metres.
When fully operational, the new photovoltaic system will be able to generate 1,585 MWh of electricity per year. With this size, the system will be able to meet up to 12% of the airport's annual needs.
Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof of the passenger terminal, on the roof of the Baggage Handling System (BHS) building and on the roof of a technical building.
The electricity produced by the solar plant will allow Torino Airport to avoid the emission of 406 tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of planting 13,552 trees equal to 10% of all the trees in Turin.
With a lifespan of up to 40 years and a very high performance index, the photovoltaic modules installed are among the most efficient on the market. The modules are designed to produce 60% more energy in the same space over 25 years, offering high mechanical resistance to degradation and not causing glare.