The Queretaro airport in Mexico is set to become the first airport in the Latin America to have a solar energy system installed. It has been estimated that the system could save the airport close to 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
According to the Reforma newspaper, the system will be connected to the network operated by the Federal Commission of Electricity, the state regulator of the Mexican electrical market.
Managers at Universe of Energy, the company that will execute the project, announced that the installation of solar panels will begin within the month, which could means that the airport begins to generate electricity for its own private consumption this year.
If the solar panels produce more electric power than is needed for the operation of the airport, the surplus will be transmitted onto the Mexican grid.
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