As part of a trial with green energy company Katrick Technologies Edinburgh Airport is exploring the potential of untapped wind energy across its campus.

The trial will see several wind mapping sensors being installed across the airport’s site – including on the roof and around the runway – to examine areas of unexploited low-level wind power.

The sensors will collect data that will identify the optimal areas to capture and convert energy. Wind panels can then be installed to take advantage of this currently untapped renewable power source.

“As an airport we are always looking to embrace fresh ideas, particularly when it comes to the generation of green energy and this technology has the potential to provide new opportunities around this,” said Danny Quinn, Technical Asset Director at Edinburgh Airport.

“When installed, these sensors have the ability to identify untapped sources of wind energy across our campus, giving us the potential to become more efficient in the way we run.”

Vijay Madlani, Co-CEO of Katrick Technologies added: “Traditional wind turbines simply aren’t feasible for airport estates.

“The goal of our partnership with Edinburgh Airport is to provide them access to previously untapped areas of energy through our wind panels. In addition to their scalable and flexible location applications, the panels are designed to work as B3 noise barriers, meaning they offer highways and airports a noise mitigation solution. Additionally, we have created multiple designs which can complement various environmental settings,” he concluded.

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