Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Fresno airport installs 11,700 solar panels
The Associated Press
FRESNO – Officials at Yosemite International Airport are installing what they say will be the largest solar energy project at a U.S. commercial airport Under a 25-year agreement, the Fresno airport is hiring a private company to design, install and maintain 11,700 solar panels on 9.5 acres of land. That will be enough to provide 40 percent of the airport’s daily electrical needs. The airport will buy the electricity generated by the panels from New Jersey-based WorldWater & Solar Technologies. Airport officials say using renewable energy will decrease their overhead costs and improve their finances.