El Dorado goes green

Clean tech, Energy, Renewables    Apr 3, 2019 6:11 AM

Companies from the Argos group, Celsia and Odinsa, are working to bring solar energy to Colombia’s El Dorado airport.

The firms are currently working to make the El Dorado, the biggest airport in the country, a benchmark in renewable energies in the region.

In an official statement, El Dorado said that it will soon have 10,369 solar panels located in an area of 27,000 square meters, which will be able to produce 2,800KW/H; the equivalent to the energy consumed by 1,500 households and 12% of the total energy used in the facility.

“This initiative is the most emblematic photovoltaic project in any Latin American airport, and it is also the reflection of a joint vision of sustainability that begins at El Dorado and transcends to other projects we are working in,” said Celsia’s Ricardo Sierra.

Implementing this project will stop 1,375 tons of CO2 from being released into the environment; equivalent to the oxygen produced by 76,000 trees, El Dorado added.

Celsia, a company leader in the generation of renewable energies, has developed 25 solar energy projects in Colombia during the last two years, which add to projects in Central America like the Argos Tower and the Provivienda facilities in Panama, and to the Galletas Pozuelo fabric in Costa Rica.

Odinsa is a Colombian company dedicated to the structuring, management and development of road and airport infrastructure projects. It has presence in Colombia, Ecuador, Aruba and the Dominican Republic.

Bottom-line: This project is quite a statement for El Dorado and for Colombia in general. We are sure this is just the beginning of a new era for the incorporation of renewable energies in such important facilities at a Latin American level.


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