Harnessing the Power of the Sun: The Future of Solar-Powered Airports in Saudi Arabia
As a leading company in Saudi Arabia, I-TAC is at the forefront of technological innovation and sustainability in the aviation industry.

Solar-Powered Success 


Around the world in over 150 projects in more than 50 countries, airports are turning to solar-powered lighting solutions. These systems, designed and manufactured by leading companies, are making a significant impact on the sustainability and efficiency of airport operations.

Case Studies

Tiree Airport, United Kingdom

Tiree Airport, located in Northern Scotland, focused on solar PAPI.

  • The airport adopted a solar-powered system
    This project marked the debut of
    Solar LED PAPI in the UK.
  • Despite the airport’s location on an island and limited sun energy during the winter months, the system performed the given functions without problems.

Semera Airport, Ethiopia

Semera Airport in Ethiopia implemented a complete solar system.

  • After careful examination of the Airport’s requirements, it was obvious that conventional wired runway lighting wouldn’t meet any of them.

  • The main challenge was to get around the problem of unreliable electrical power supply in the region.

  • The airport began a runway rehabilitation project and one of the required upgrades was the installation of a new airfield lighting system.

Elliot Lake Airport, Canada

Elliot Lake Airport, located in the northern part of Canada, successfully operates with solar power despite its northern location.

  • The airport has been struggling with an almost 40-year-old wired RWY lighting.

  • The old system consisted of 113 conventional lights connected by 3,000 meters of underground wires with no drawings pointing to their locations.

  • It has been showing its insufficiency with problems like lights no longer working and underground cable splicing.

  • More details can be found here.

The Future of Solar-Powered Airports in Saudi Arabia

These case studies represent just a fraction of the global impact of solar power in the aviation industry. With over 150 airports in more than 50 countries using these airfield lighting systems, it’s clear that solar power is more than just a trend - it’s the future of sustainable aviation.

At I-TAC, we believe that Saudi Arabia has the potential to be a leader in this area. Our country’s abundant sunlight and commitment to technological innovation make us ideally suited to harness the power of the sun for our airports.

As we continue to grapple with the challenges of climate change, we are excited about the potential of solar power to create sustainable solutions for the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia. We look forward to being part of this exciting journey and seeing what other innovations will take flight in the years to come.

Workshop Alert: Saudi Arabia’s Solar AGL

📅 Date: February 14, 2024 📍 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Attention, aviation aficionados! 🛫 I-TAC invites you to an exclusive workshop on Solar Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL). This event promises insights into cutting-edge AGL technology. Seats are limited, so secure yours now! Register at TAC Workshop Registration.

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