Solar powered airports? Yup!

Earth Hour, Earth Day and Earth Month may be over for this year, but the trend to go green is becoming a year-round thing at many airports.   Rare is the terminals that doesn’t at least have recycling bins these days.  And now many airports are embracing solar power and wind power.

My recent column in USAToday.com has a round-up of aiports generating some of their own juice.  Included: Denver International Airport, Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Austin-Bergstrom Interrnational Airport, Long Beach Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and several others.

Here’s a link to the story: Solar Airports? It could happen.

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7 acres of solar panels field at Denver International Airport

 

One thought on “Solar powered airports? Yup!

  1. Zack Katz says:

    I learned from Brian Matzen Electric & Solar that the Denver airport’s solar array only powers 1/2 of the power that only the terminal train uses.

    So it doesn’t power the whole airport, or even wholly power the terminal train…but it does save (if I remember correctly) 500,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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