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Edinburgh Airport To Get Solar Power Plant From Ampyr & More From Gamesa, Midsummer, Vidrala


AMPYR will implement a solar and storage project for Edinburgh Airport in Scotland; Gamesa Electric expands to Australia; New Italian solar panel supply deal for Midsummer; Vidrala installing 12 MW solar for self-consumption in Spain.

Solar & storage plant for Edinburgh Airport: Solar developer AMPYR Solar Europe (ASE) will develop a new solar farm with around 9 MW capacity along with 1.5 MW of battery storage and 40 electric vehicle (EV) charging points for Scotland’s busiest airport, Edinburgh Airport Limited. ASE will use the services of its local construction partner Absolute Solar & Wind for the project which will be located next to the runway on a 16-acre plot of land. It will be connected to the airport via a high voltage private wire network once it is online in early 2023. Edinburgh Airport will purchase power from the ground mounted facility under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). For the airport, it is part of its strategy to achieve net zero by 2040 with renewable energy that will account for close to 30% of its total consumption.

Earlier in February 2022, another Scottish airport the Glasgow Airport said it will install a 15 MW solar farm on site to electrify the airport campus and neighboring business.

Scotland’s busiest airport, the Edinburgh Airport will purchase solar power from an ASE ground mounted project with storage and 40 EV charging points once the latter comes online in early 2023. (Photo Credit: Edinburgh Airport Limited)

Gamesa Electric forays into Australia: Spain’s Gamesa Electric has expanded its geographical footprint by entering Australia with an agreement to supply its PV 3X series inverters to Australian energy infrastructure firm APA. Located near Mount Isa in Queensland, the 99 MW DC/88 MW AC Mica Creek Solar Project will have Gamesa commissioning 20 units of PV4500 UEP inverters.

Midsummer lands another Italian order: Sweden’s Midsummer has bagged another Italian order for its Bari, Italy produced thin film solar panels which need to be supplied to Italian roofing company PugliAsfalti. Midsummer will supply up to 6.5 MW of its panels every year for SEK 124 million for the next 5 years, for a total order value of around SEK 620 million ($65.5 million). The Swedish company counts this as its largest deal to date. Its local subsidiary Midsummer Italia will fulfil the order from the 50 MW Bari fab which is scheduled to enter commercial operations at the end of 2022. As per the deal, Midsummer will purchase up to 30,000 sq. mtr. of PugliAsfalti’s synthetic roof covering for flat roofs or TPO installations annually for €100 per sq. mtr.

12 MW solar plant for glass producer in Spain: Spanish glass producer Vidrala is constructing a 12 MW solar power plant at its Crisnova fab in Caudete, Castilla La Mancha, Spain for self-consumption. Power generated will enable it to reduce use of fossil fueled electricity. Grupotec is the EPC partner for this project. The Crisnova plant has been operational since 1989 and produces almost 900 million glass containers annually. Vidrala’s logistics facilities in Marinha Grande in Portugal is also powered by a solar power plant.

Source from Taiyang News

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