A wind turbine has been installed at Azores Santa Maria Airport to power an instrument landing system.
Evance Wind Turbines was selected by NAV Portugal to provide the 5kW turbine in the Azores, as of an off-grid renewable energy system.
SEGMA, who provide engineering and maintenance services, managed the installation of the energy system for the Portuguese air navigation service provider.
NAV Portugal has air traffic control centres in Lisbon and Santa Maria covering airspace above the Portuguese mainland and some islands, as well as a vast area in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The recently commissioned installation comprises an Evance 5kW wind turbine, 6kW solar and a control room, which houses the electrical elements along with a large battery bank for energy storage.
The energy generated will be used to power the instrument landing system (glide slope) at the airport.