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Solar panels installed on the roof of Hong Kong's SuperTerminal 1

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) – Hong Kong International Airport's largest independent cargo handler – has taken the next step in its 'Green Terminal' project, with the installation of 1,300sqm of solar panels on the roof of its SuperTerminal 1.

Hactl’s new solar power installation will feature 518 panels with the electricity generation capacity of 160 kWp, which be fed into the power grid.

“This is a major step forward in our Green Terminal project, and will make a significant contribution to our efforts to minimise our terminal’s environmental impact," enthuses Hactl's chief executive, Wilson Kwong.

"We believe that Hactl has once again set an example for others to follow, both in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

“Given the size and nature of buildings in the world of air cargo and logistics, the scope for similar installations is enormous; and there is a strong economic argument as well as an environmental one.”

The system is being designed, installed and maintained by CLP Engineering Limited (CLPE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings Limited, that offers professional solar solutions.

Alex Keisser, managing director of CLPE, says: “We are very pleased to work with Hactl on this project and our joint efforts aim at supporting the development of renewable energy in Hong Kong.”

A signing ceremony for the Solar Energy Service Agreement between CLPE and Hactl was held t Hactl’s facility earlier this week.

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