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Lufthansa celebrates 10th anniversary of solar panels at Munich Airport

Lufthansa is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the installation of solar panels on the roof of Terminal 2 at Munich Airport.

The system annually feeds about 445,000kWh into the public grid, sufficient to provide around 155 households with 'green' electricity for a whole year.

The world's largest solar power system at an airport when opened on July 10 2003, it is expected to save around 12,000 tons of CO2 during its anticipated 30 year lifespan.

More recently Hangar 2 of Lufthansa CityLine Technik at the Cologne/Bonn Airport had a photovoltaic system installed by the airport operator – with the support of Lufthansa CityLine – on the roof of the maintenance hall. 

The Lufthansa Group claims that it is commited to minimising the environmental effects of its business activity through the use of renewable energy sources and other activities.

It reveals that Munich Airport's planned new satellite building, due to open in 2015, is certainly being built with the environment in mind in terms of its design and sustainable construction.

In reality this means that it is expected to produce 40% less CO2 that the airport's existing terminals. 

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