Geneva Airport to host 55,000 square meters of PV modules

Geneva Airport (GA) announced it will partner with Swiss industrial services provider Services industriels de Genève (SIG) in the deployment of 55,000 square meters of PV modules at the airport facilities.

The company has not revealed the combined capacity of the projects, but it said these will be able to generate 7.5 GWh of power per year.

According to GA, several areas for the construction of the PV facility have already been identified within the perimeter of the airport’s properties.

André Schneider, general director of the airport said “Sustainable Development has been defined as a transversal objective strategy, applied to all sectors of activity that the airport possesses, which needs to develop its activities at the crossroads of economic, environmental and societal demands, in due respect to its users, its partners and people living in the vicinity.”

SIG owns and manages 39 solar PV projects in the canton of Geneva. Christian Brunier, General Director at SIG outlined the firm’s plans for the future “From here on to 2025, we plan on producing 150 GWh of Solar PV per year, so the energy consumption equivalent of what 50,000 Genevan households will consume, by constructing our own plants, while also supporting independent producers by buying their excess production. Furthermore, since the first of January 2017, SIG has only been distributing energy that comes from a renewable source.”