This solar installation has the same footprint as an entire football field and will reduce the overall Adelaide Airport energy consumption and carbon emissions by close to 10 per cent by producing 2,400 megawatt hours of energy each year.
Installed on the roof of the short-term car park, it will complement an existing solar scheme and bring the total rooftop solar capacity to 1.28MW. Adelaide Airport is the fifth largest in Australia and handles seven and a half million passengers a year. It will be the largest airport solar scheme in Australia and the largest private-sector solar system in South Australia. Designed by Solgen Energy Group, it is one of the first solar installations in Australia that deploys SMA Sunny Tripower inverters combined with Trinasmart modules, which enables each module to operate separately and allows them to operate at maximum output irrespective of any partial shading that could occur.