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Solar Panels at Fukuoka Airport Nearly as Large as Haneda and Chubu's

Solar Panels at Fukuoka Airport Nearly as Large as Haneda and Chubu's

Solar panel is equipped on the roof the international passenger terminal of Fukuoka Airport.

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The international terminal at Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture began fully operating its large solar panels on April 1.

Fukuoka Airport Building Co., Ltd., which administers the terminal, worked with Kyuden Ecosol Co., Ltd., an affiliated company of Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., to install the rooftop solar panels. The panels are capable of generating 207 kilowatt hours, or 196,000 kilowatts a year, enough to power the terminal's twenty escalators and reduce annual CO2 emissions by 73.3 tons. According to the two companies, this solar power installation is the largest at an airport in Kyushu and is only outsized in Japan by Haneda Airport in Ohta Ward, Tokyo and Chubu International Airport in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture.

Three monitors have also been installed in the Fukuoka Airport terminal to show how much power the solar panels are generating as the airport makes a full-fledged effort to make use of renewable energy.

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