Monday, February 28, 2011

Indiana Airport Seeks Solar Farm Developer

Officials at Indiana's largest airport want to tap into the sun's rays with a solar farm that would be capable of lighting up to 6,000 homes.

The Indianapolis International Airport is looking for a developer to erect thousands of electricity-generating solar panels on 30 acres of land near the end of a runway. The 10 megawatts of electricity they would generate every hour would be sold to Indianapolis Power and Light.

Airport officials tell The Indianapolis Star the solar farm would send a highly visible message of public support for renewable energy.

The airport would lease the property to a company that would build and operate the solar arrays. Other airports, including Denver and Fresno, Calif., have money-making solar farms near runways on property not suitable for other development.

SOURCE:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-in--airport-solarpower,0,930639.story

4 comments:

Dilip Joshi said...

Pl. send details of load connected to each homes and details of appliances and usage per day.What capacity solar plant they are looking for? Who shall be owner Developer or Airport authority? What tariff shall be given for fed generation to Grid? Are they ready to make PPA for 25 years?Is govt. or airport authority are going to finance project. We can help for designing plant and assist for finding Developers and can get you to contact. We can EPC of plant starting from Design to commissioning of plant. What about O&M of plant? Who shall do it? pl. contact me at jdilip52@yahoo.com
Dilip Joshi

Dilip Joshi said...

Pl. send details of load connected to each homes and details of appliances and usage per day.What capacity solar plant they are looking for? Who shall be owner Developer or Airport authority? What tariff shall be given for fed generation to Grid? Are they ready to make PPA for 25 years?Is govt. or airport authority are going to finance project. We can help for designing plant and assist for finding Developers and can get you to contact. We can EPC of plant starting from Design to commissioning of plant. What about O&M of plant? Who shall do it? pl. contact me at jdilip52@yahoo.com
Dilip Joshi

NEIL said...

Why don't they go for a state of the art hybrid PV-T system, the panels will perform better than anything on the market and they can provide the airport terminals with the hot water ?

Jack said...

I was praying they go microCSP and use the waste hot water to heat and cool the terminal - maybe thats too advanced ??