Stockholm Skavsta Airport will commission its solar energy plant in the summer of 2021.

Once operational, this will be the first large solar plant in a Swedish airport.

The plant will offer CO2-neutral power to the airport operations.

In partnership with the local municipality, the airport will also have an opportunity to resell the surplus green energy.

Stockholm Skavsta has been operated by VINCI Airports since 2018.

Stockholm Skavsta Airport CEO Cédric Fechter said: “As a VINCI Airports infrastructure, all our employees are fully focused on the global environmental stakes and are working hard on our mission to become a ‘0 net carbon emission’ airport.

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“Fully supported by the VINCI Airports environmental policy and together with the Municipality of Nyköping, Stockholm Skavsta Airport is proud to stand for such a sustainable project for our airport and the territory we serve. We will actively continue our strive to find ways of making aviation more sustainable and to interact with society for a better environment.”

With this commissioning, VINCI Airports will be foraying into the first stage of its environmental transition in line with the group’s global goal pursued since 2015 to develop sustainable airport infrastructures that will cut down carbon footprint.

VINCI Airports claimed that it is supporting all its airports throughout the obtention cycle of the ISO 14001 certification, as well as the completion of carbon accreditation programme (ACA) of the Airport International Council (ACI).

Last month, Stockholm Skavsta Airport has been accredited with ACA Level 1 and will continue the programme to reach the last level of ACA3+, which means carbon neutrality, by 2025.

By next year, the Swedish airport is also expected to obtain the ISO 14001 certification.