Bahrain International Circuit Commits Clean Energy For 2023 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

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Bahrain International Circuit, The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East announced that the 2023 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be its most sustainable race ever. It also announced future plans to ensure it further reduces its impact on the planet and supports F1’s 2030 net zero goal as well as those of The Kingdom of Bahrain.


Over the last 12 months, analysis from BIC’s solar partner IREC Energy shows that BIC’s solar farm has produced 5.28 MW of clean energy, enough renewable energy to cover all of the circuit usage for F1 with significant capacity to spare, the equivalent of offsetting 3,108 tonnes of carbon. Renewable energy at circuits is a key part of how F1 will meet its Net Zero goal – in addition to the continued transition to more sustainable energy sources across its operations from 100% sustainable fuel in cars by 2026 to more efficient logistics operations through to on-site generator requirements.

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BIC is also pleased to announce that construction will commence soon on an expansion of the solar farm to cover additional car parks at the circuit. The 14MWh project, combined with the existing facility, will deliver enough clean energy to power BIC’s entire energy consumption for the whole year, meaning that BIC will be 100% powered by clean energy.


In the last 12 months, BIC has undertaken a number of measures to reduce energy consumption. This has included a new building management system that efficiently monitors and manages light and air conditioning provision, an upgrade to more efficient air conditioning chillers, and the replacement of all street and building lighting with LED lights.


BIC’s combined energy saving measures will save over 30% in energy use over this year.

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