Brussels Airport doubles its own solar energy with new solar panels in cargo zone

Brussels Airport is investing in more green energy with the aims to eliminate CO2 emissions completely by 2030.

The newest buildings in the western section of the cargo zone are currently being fitted with a large number of solar panels, covering a total surface area of 65,000 m².

Half of the solar power will be used by Brussels Airport, increasing its own energy supply through solar energy from 4% to 9%.

The installation work fitting the newest buildings in the cargo zone with solar panels started at the end of January.

This concerns the buildings where Kuehne+Nagel, Worldwide Flight Services, Expeditors, Swissport and Herfurth are housed.

Some 65,000 m² in solar panels is to be installed, accounting for a total of 7,300 megawatt hour in green power.

This is equivalent to the consumption of some 2,100 households.

Arnaud Feist, Brussels Airport Company CEO, explains: “This new solar panel project is a major step in our ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

“It doubles the solar energy for our own use as an airport operator and also allows us to provide locally generated green power to our cargo partners.

“Thereby enabling them too to further reduce their own carbon emissions”.