10 Aug '11, 4pm

Denver International Airport Leads US Commercial Airports in Solar Power

Denver International Airport Leads US Commercial Airports in Solar Power

Denver International Airport (DIA) now has more solar power than any other commercial airport in the United States. Renewable Energy World r eports that DIA has just completed a 4.4-megawatt ground-mounted solar power system, increasing its total solar power capacity to more than 8-MW. In total, the DIA solar installations cover 45 acres of farmland near the airport. Put into an operational perspective, DIA now receives over 6 percent of its electricity from solar-generated power. This is positive news from both green and economic standpoints. “We support alternative energy applications at DIA because these projects are good for the environment while positively impacting our bottom line; they are financially sustainable,” said Kim Day, the DIA aviation manager in a press release. “This airport was built with a goal of being green.” DIA has signed a 20-year power purchase a...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/10/denver-international-...

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