Edinburgh Airport to Map and Capture Unused Wind Energy

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is partnering with Katrick Technologies to capture previously untapped wind energy across the airport campus.

Throughout this co-operation, Katrick Technologies will deploy wind mapping sensors to identify areas of unexploited wind power. These sensors will be placed in areas such as the roof and around the runway to collect data on the optimal sites where energy can be captured.

Wind panels can then be installed to take advantage of this unused source of power at Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Airport Wind
The use of this wind panels will allow the airport to generate additional green energy and be more energy efficient
Danny Quinn, Technical Asset Director at Edinburgh Airport said:

“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. 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.”

The wind panels sold by Katrick Technologies consist of numerous channelling ducts with multi-layered aerofoils that work independently from one another to maximise energy capture and convert it into mechanical oscillations.

Through this process, the panels can capture more kinetic energy than conventional wind turbines, while measuring just 4 x 4 metres in size and not interfering with the airport’s airspace. One of their selling points, according to Katrick, is that the panels are also cheaper than most other wind-based products on the market.

“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.”

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