Brisbane Airport remains committed to renewable energy across all areas of the airport and with a precinct that is operational, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the power required to light, heat, and cool each of the facilities is significant. As part of our ongoing sustainability strategy, we are embarking on a project to expand our solar energy assets at the International Terminal. This includes an additional 5,000 panels, producing 3.2 Gw/h per year, covering 7% of the airport's total energy requirements.
- In FY20, our panels generated 9.72 GWh of renewable energy.
- Our Rooftop Solar is the largest panel installation at an Australian airport and the largest commercial system in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Since 2012, BAC has had an extensive energy reduction program which saves more than 8 GWh per year.
- These panels will generate close to a quarter of BAC’s annual energy consumption and reduce our carbon emissions.
In 2018, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) invested $11 million in a major solar project across six sites on the airport. This project added 18,000+ panels to the airport precinct which span an area of 36,000 square metres (or more than twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground).