Finnair Cargo, the freight division of the Finnish airline, has installed 1,790 solar panels on the roof of the COOL Nordic Cargo Hub, in addition to the 1,200 panels initially installed during the construction of the terminal.
Finnair Cargo is very close to energy autonomy for the operation of the COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport, the cargo terminal of Finnair’s cargo division. Finnair’s cargo division, Finnair Cargo, has installed a total of 1,790 solar panels on the roof of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport in recent months, in addition to the 1,200 panels initially installed during construction of the freight terminal. All of the terminal’s solar panels now provide enough energy on sunny days to power the entire cargo area and even provide surplus energy to other Finnair facilities.
37% of annual electricity consumption
After the modernization of COOL’s solar park, the panels produce the equivalent of 37% of its annual electricity consumption. In sunny weather, the terminal is completely self-sufficient in terms of electricity production. In sunny weather, the terminal is completely self-sufficient in terms of electricity production and excess production will be routed to other Finnair facilities.
The terminal, opened in 2018, was designed with sustainability principles in mind. In addition to the solar panels that provide part of the energy needed to operate the terminal, operational efficiency and waste management have been carefully planned. In addition, Finnair is also installing 645 solar panels on the roof of a hangar used for aircraft maintenance. The installation of these solar panels is part of FINnair’s sustainable development program in this centenary year of the company.