This spring the solar power plant atop Helsinki Airport will expand to the roof of the west wing as solar panels will be installed on the façade of the new parking hall in 2020.
The panels are part of the airport’s own solar power plant, whose first part was inaugurated almost two years ago. The extension will start producing energy gradually by the beginning of summer 2019. Its full capacity will be approximately 330 kWp (the maximum capacity produced by the panels under standard circumstances).
“Solar panel systems cannot disturb aviation in any way. The direction and angle of the panels shall create no reflections on the glide paths, runways or in air traffic control,” said Johanna Kara, environmental specialist at Finavia.