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Aena to use solar power and electric vehicles at 20 Spanish airports

Aena has announced it is investing around €250 million to install solar power plants at 20 airports in Spain, to reduce electricity bills and slash carbon emissions.

In addition, Aena have revealed it will be replacing its ground handling vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, installing 2,300 charging stations for EVs at the airport’s parking facilities.

As part of the company’s solar energy plan, Aena has sought proposals from contractors for the construction of a self-consumption solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Madrid Airport.

Aena, the company which manages general interest of airports and heliports in Spain, will install solar panels in 20 of the 46 airports enabling the company to cut carbon emissions by 167,000 tonnes, by 2025.

The company will also install photovoltaic solar power plants at Barcelona’s airports. Aena claims the solar power plants will enable Madrid and Barcelona airports to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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