10 years of photovoltaic on the roof of the Lufthansa Terminal at Munich Airport
The solar system on the roof of Terminal 2 supplies around 155 households with green current
The Lufthansa Group attaches great importance to sustainability - in the air and on the ground. For example, in the construction of Terminal 2 of Munich Airport, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last week, the Group and its project partners ensured the use of environmentally-friendly and efficient technologies. On 10th July 2003, what was then the world’s largest solar power system at an airport went into operation.
Since then, the state-of-the-art photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the Terminal annually feeds about 445,000 kWh into the public grid, sufficient to provide around 155 households with green current for a whole year. During the service life time of the system, which is estimated at about 30 years, the environment will be relieved of about 12,000 tons of CO2. At that time, the Lufthansa Group, together with Flughafen München GmbH, made a special demand for the use of the solar collection system. Hangar 2 of Lufthansa CityLine Technik at the Cologne/Bonn Airport has also had a photovoltaic system for almost two years, which was installed by the airport operating company with the support of Lufthansa CityLine on the roof of the maintenance hall. The two companies are thus making an important contribution to reducing CO2.
The Lufthansa Group has for years been attempting to minimize the environmental effects of its business activity and to use the required resources as efficiently as possible. This also applies to property management. For example, the satellite at Munich Airport which is scheduled to open in 2015 is designed according to the principles of sustainable construction. Its CO2 balance will be around 40 percent better in comparison with the two existing terminals. You will find photo material here: http://mediabase.lufthansa.com/mediabase/EntryAction.do;jsessionid=6FE831592FB52468468DC30F7C68B6BF
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