Activity on the roofs of CPH Airport

While the airport has been quiet, Solar Nordic has completed three large photovoltaic systems for CPH airport. The roof systems contribute to the airport’s green profile with a production of 700,000 kWh per year.

The solar cell solution of 800 kWp is a so-called ballast solution. It’s mounted on the flat roofs of the domestic terminal, a cooling building, and parking building P3.

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Facts CPH airport

  • Copenhagen Airport is the Nordic region’s largest airport. In 2018, 30.3 million people traveled through the airport and used one of the 183 different route departings from CPH airport. This corresponds to approx. 83,000 passengers a day – all year round.
  • In 2018, CPH Airport used 89 GWh of energy. This corresponds to 28,970 tonnes of CO2 or 0.96 CO2 kg per passenger.
  • In 1990 the figure was 3.6 kg and in 2013 1.3 kg. CO2 pr. passenger
    In the period 2013-2018, CPH airport has implemented energy savings for a total of 30.8 GWh, I .a. by switching to LED lighting, replacing heating and ventilation systems, and, not least, establishing a groundwater cooling system. This means that CPH has saved approx. 35 pct. of the energy consumption that CPH had in 2013, despite an increase in the number of passengers of 6 million.

Installing solar cells at an airport is extra challenging.

Before the project can begin, a reflection from all angles must be calculated. Firstly the surface of the modules must be tested at the Danish Technological Institute for flight safety reasons. Proceeding this there is a comprehensive safety approval of all employees.
This is the first step for CPH Airport, which has big plans to produce as much of its power as possible. Read about Copenhagen Airport’s three climate goals.

Copenhagen Airport is an extremely relevant place to consider a renewable energy source

As a photovoltaic system, because an airport also has a large power consumption in all the bright hours of the day.
When the electricity produced it is used immediately and there is no surplus electricity it makes the plants an extra good investment. This is due to surplus electricity is only settled with the spot price (eg 25 øre) while the saved electricity is often worth more than 70 øre / kWh for the company.