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Asur says next year, Cancun airport to go solar

Cancun, Q.R. — In an alliance with SunPower Corp, the operating group of the Cancun International Airport says that next year, they will install solar panels to light the facilities.

Aeroportuario del Sureste Group (Asur) says that in 2020, the Cancun International Airport will move away from electric lighting and convert to solar panels. Alejandro Rosell Ramírez, manager of Institutional Relations of Asur, explained that the move is part of a project to replace traditional electricity by using a 36-megawatt solar plant, which will allow them to cover 100 percent of the airport’s energy needs.

The move comes after an agreement was reached with SunPower Corp for the implementation of a solar plant in which, Rosell Ramírez explained, that all airports under their operation will convert, reducing carbon footprints.

He said that at the time of the signing of the agreement, Asur had already managed to reduce airport energy uses by 34 percent over the past six years using sustainable strategies.

Aeroportuario del Sureste Group (Asur) operates airports in Cancún, Cozumel, Huatulco, Mérida, Minatitlán, Oaxaca, Tapachula, Veracruz, Villahermosa, San Juan and Puerto Rico.