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Solar plant for Maringa Airport will make it one of the most sustainable in Brazil

With a forecast of a 95% reduction in electricity costs, which is around BRL 1 M per year, the Regional Airport of Maringa – Silvio Name Junior, in Northwest Parana state, will soon receive a photovoltaic plant financed by the Regional Development Bank of the Extreme South (BRDE, in Portuguese). The institution is allocating BRL 6.4 M to finance the project, with funds raised through the French Development Agency. The governor of Parana state, Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior, signed the service order authorizing the start of installation of the solar plant, which will have a generation capacity of 0.7 MWh and will be the first installed in a regional airport in Brazil. It will be built in an area belonging to the airport and should start operating in about six months. The resource should also be used to expand the airport’s departure lounge. To this end, BRDE and the company that manages the terminal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to finance the work with surplus funds from the plant’s implementation project. The estimated value is BRL 1.1 M. The airport resumed direct flights to Congonhas, through Gol Linhas Aereas, and the 10 am flight to Guarulhos, through Latam Airlines. In 2022, the airport registered a flow of 563,195 passengers, which represents an increase of 34.2% compared to the previous period. The airport’s superintendent director, Fernando Rezende, celebrated sustainable investment at a time when new investments are being attracted. “It is the first solar plant at regional airports in Brazil. It is a very special day, a step towards a sustainable future and a milestone for the city. This project will transform the airport into a national example. As we know, the airport is an inducer of new business development. We already have the second largest runway in Paraná and soon we will have navigation aid equipment (ILS and ILSF), the modernization of the control tower and the new passenger terminal with capacity for the circulation of 2 million people per year, in progress at Infraero”, he said. – https://aeroin.net/usina-solar-para-o-aeroporto-de-maringa-pr-o-tornara-um-dos-mais-sustentaveis-do-brasil/