Birmingham Airport harnesses the power of the sun
Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third busiest airport outside London, and the UK’s sixth largest overall, handling around 12 million passengers a year. Birmingham serves more than 140 direct scheduled and charter routes and offers an additional 300 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of over 440 direct or one-stop flights globally. As of 2018, Birmingham Airport has invested more than £450 million on developing its infrastructure. This includes an extension to its runway, new air traffic control tower, terminal reconfiguration, additional parking and new retail and catering facilities.
Like many large energy users, the airport is keen to reduce energy costs and also to manage its carbon footprint responsibly. Which is why, in partnership with npower Business Solutions (nBS), Birmingham Airport wanted to investigate the potential for generating on-site renewable energy.