Insider - Peter A Walker
AMPYR Solar Europe (ASE) and Edinburgh Airport have signed a deal to develop a new solar farm linked with battery technology and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at Scotland’s busiest airport.
Under the agreement, ASE, along with its local construction partner Absolute Solar & Wind, will build approximately 9MW of solar panels, 1.5MW of battery storage and 40 EV charging points.
The ground-mounted solar PV system and battery will be situated next to the runway on a 16-acre plot of land, connected to the airport via a high voltage private wire network.
The development is a cornerstone of Edinburgh Airport’s goal to achieve net zero by 2040 by generating renewable energy that will cover about 30% of the site's total consumption.