In a significant step towards a sustainable future, the new 3.5 MWp Solar Park at Larnaka International Airport was inaugurated, accompanied by the operational PV Park at Pafos Airport. The ceremony was graced by the presence of the Minister of Transport, Mr Alexis Vafeadis, and the Chairman of Hermes Airports’ Board of Directors, Mr Christophe Petit.
The two Photovoltaic (PV) Parks are expected to cover 28% of the annual energy needs of both Cyprus’ airports combined, making a substantial contribution to Hermes Airports’ ongoing endeavors to reduce its environmental impact.
Located within an area of 36,000 m² at Larnaka Airport, the PV Park is estimated to generate around 6 million kWh of power annually, while the Pafos Airport PV Park is projected to produce 1.9 million kWh of power per year. Together, these installations will produce energy equivalent to the total annual consumption of over 1320 households.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mr Christophe Petit, Chairman of Hermes Airports’ Board of Directors, emphasized the importance of these PV Parks in their journey towards sustainability and renewable energy sources. He highlighted that the PV Park at Larnaka Airport will reduce CO₂ emissions by over 3,850 tonnes per year, showcasing the fruitful collaboration between Hermes Airports and its partners, Cynergia, Iacovou Group, and House of Investment.
As Hermes Airports approaches its 14th year of operation, the commissioning of the PV Park underscores the company’s firm commitment to environmental stewardship and the adoption of green energy sources. These advancements align with their vision of promoting sustainable airport management and development with a focus on renewable energy sources.