The world needs more forward thinkers such as these people, looking for solar power opportunites in the most wonderful and logical places. For example, I love flying into Denver Colorado and seeing the solar power farm they have there! Airports have vast amounts of open land, although I have heard from piloots that Solar farms can produce reflections of the sun much the same as lakes or ponds and having these near runways might pose a threat. What are your thoughts on solar power at airports? Or solar power farms in general? Enjoy the article below on Solar power at an airport in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS — 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 & 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.