Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Denver Airport to Get Solar Array

Constellation Energy Group Inc. said Tuesday it will develop a new solar system at Denver International Airport this year.

The 4.4 megawatt installation is the third solar installation at the airport. Constellation will finance, own and operate the solar system, and the airport will buy the electricity over a 20-year period.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Construction is expected to begin in the fall and be completed by early 2011. Yingli Green Energy will supply the solar panels for the project. The system will supply about 7,000 megawatt-hours of electricity to the airport each year. Generating that much energy from traditional sources would release about 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.


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