KIX & ITAMI Solar Power Facilities to Reduce CO2 by 12,000 Tons Annually

Solar power facilities at Itami Airport

Kansai Airports has launched new solar power generation facilities, ‘KIX・ITAMI Sora×Solar’, at Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport for generating and supplying electricity.

An onsite PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) model is adopted, where the power generator installs solar power equipment at their own expense on the user’s site, maintains and owns it, and then supplies the electricity generated. The electricity produced is used within the airports. It is expected to generate about 21% of the annual electricity consumption at Kansai International Airport and about 3% at Itami Airport, making it one of the largest onsite PPA installations in the country.

This initiative is estimated to cut approximately 12,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually, which corresponds to about 16% of the group’s CO2 emissions in 2022. The project is carried out with the support of grants from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

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