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September 7

Solar Energy: Accelerating into the Future at Jet Speed

Large properties, great swathes of space, big buildings, lots of roof space; all common pieces of airports today that are perfect for installing a solar energy system. Airports present a prime opportunity to utilize solar energy systems, bettering their carbon footprint and helping to maintain clearer skies while helping travelers have clearer minds. Airports have always been centerpieces of human innovation and progress, and renewable energy is the next innovative step for airports into a more environmentally friendly future. Naveco Power is proud and ready to help the airports of New Brunswick make this step into a better tomorrow.  

While the FAA has a 161-page guide to solar technologies on airports, this blog will present you with a much shorter, much clearer overview of the reasons why airports are perfect opportunities to utilize solar energy systems 

Large properties, great swathes of space, big buildings, lots of roof space; all common pieces of airports today that are perfect for installing a solar energy system. Airports present a prime opportunity to utilize solar energy systems, bettering their carbon footprint and helping to maintain clearer skies while helping travelers have clearer minds. Airports have always been centerpieces of human innovation and progress, and renewable energy is the next innovative step for airports into a more environmentally friendly future. Naveco Power is proud and ready to help the airports of New Brunswick make this step into a better tomorrow.  

While the FAA has a 161-page guide to solar technologies on airports, this blog will present you with a much shorter, much clearer overview of the reasons why airports are perfect opportunities to utilize solar energy systems 

Why Invest in Solar Energy?

All over the globe you’ll find examples of airports with solar farms or solar energy systems on their roofs, usually supplying the entire airport with enough electricity for its own needs and then some. Airports like Cochin, and Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport run entirely on solar energy. Countless others either run mostly on solar energy, or have a large percentage of their energy created by solar energy systems. This opportunity is well and truly available here in NB as well, through Naveco Power.  

All over the globe you’ll find examples of airports with solar farms or solar energy systems on their roofs, usually supplying the entire airport with enough electricity for its own needs and then some. Airports like Cochin, and Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport run entirely on solar energy. Countless others either run mostly on solar energy, or have a large percentage of their energy created by solar energy systems. This opportunity is well and truly available here in NB as well, through Naveco Power.  

Airports present a prime opportunity to utilize solar energy systems, bettering their carbon footprint and helping to maintain clearer skies while helping travelers have clearer minds.

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Airports often have many large buildings, whether they be terminals or hangers, that are ideal for installing a solar energy system. Terminals often provide a large amount of flat roof space that is prime for solar panels and easy installation. Hangers provide a similar opportunity, but they can be even more effective if their roofs are angled due to how a solar PV system absorbs sunlight. Airports also often have large amounts of property that remain vacant where solar panels can also be installed. Whichever option works best for your situation, a 25-year lease with Naveco Power fits in perfectly with the long-term investments and financial outlook airports often adopt.  

Airports often have many large buildings, whether they be terminals or hangers, that are ideal for installing a solar energy system. Terminals often provide a large amount of flat roof space that is prime for solar panels and easy installation. Hangers provide a similar opportunity, but they can be even more effective if their roofs are angled due to how a solar PV system absorbs sunlight. Airports also often have large amounts of property that remain vacant where solar panels can also be installed. Whichever option works best for your situation, a 25-year lease with Naveco Power fits in perfectly with the long-term investments and financial outlook airports often adopt.  

Solar Energy is Environmentally Friendly 

Seeing that airports have a prime opportunity to use a solar energy system, lets now turn to the benefits of using a solar energy system for airports today. The first - and most important - benefit includes a reduced environmental impact through using a renewable energy source, as opposed to relying on fossil fuels. With society taking more of a fine-tooth comb to sources of pollution, air travel has been singled out often as a significant source of pollution today. Global civil aviation accounts for 4–5% of total greenhouse gas emissions and these emissions are increasing. In many countries, the pollution from civil aviation is equal to that of the cars on the road annually. 

Seeing that airports have a prime opportunity to use a solar energy system, lets now turn to the benefits of using a solar energy system for airports today. The first - and most important - benefit includes a reduced environmental impact through using a renewable energy source, as opposed to relying on fossil fuels. With society taking more of a fine-tooth comb to sources of pollution, air travel has been singled out often as a significant source of pollution today. Global civil aviation accounts for 4–5% of total greenhouse gas emissions and these emissions are increasing. In many countries, the pollution from civil aviation is equal to that of the cars on the road annually.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the airport built a 2.74MW solar farm in three stages, over 8 years. Their solar farm fully powers the airport. This month alone, as of July 21, 2020, their solar farm has created energy equivalent to the use of 74860 Litres of gasoline. Their solar energy system is reducing their environmental impact and will for years to come. What better way to mitigate your airport’s environmental impact than to show your care and concern by investing in environmentally friendly energy sources? This will shift the narrative on your airport and increase media attention while also showing leadership and uniqueness.  

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the airport built a 2.74MW solar farm in three stages, over 8 years. Their solar farm fully powers the airport. This month alone, as of July 21, 2020, their solar farm has created energy equivalent to the use of 74860 Litres of gasoline. Their solar energy system is reducing their environmental impact and will for years to come. What better way to mitigate your airport’s environmental impact than to show your care and concern by investing in environmentally friendly energy sources? This will shift the narrative on your airport and increase media attention while also showing leadership and uniqueness.  

Solar Energy is Financially Feasible

Having already covered the environmental benefit and message, we now turn to the financial benefit. An airport’s main financial concern stems from its operating costs. A large part of the operating costs of any business, including airports, come in the form of utilities. A solar energy system installed by Naveco Power can significantly lower your utility expenses, often nullifying them entirely, and possibly turning them into a profit margin depending on the scope of the solar energy system you may have space for. The reduction in your utility costs allows you to allot those funds to other things, perhaps enhancing the experience of guests to your airport. The long-term savings of using a solar energy system also balances itself out, and then some in most cases. 

Naveco Power makes this easy and affordable for everyone and looks forward to helping the airports in our region make the innovative and environmentally friendly step of utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar.  

 

Resources 

https://solarfeeds.com/solar-powered-airports-in-the-world/ 

https://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/policy_guidance/media/FAA-Airport-Solar-Guide-2018.pdf 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925517303116 

https://www.chattairport.com/solar-farm#:~:text=The%20Chattanooga%20Airport's%20Solar%20Farm&text=Phase%20II%2C%20a%201.1%20megawatt,generating%20340%20watts%20per%20panel. 

https://pubdisplay.alsoenergy.com/kiosk/18014398509522605?dashkey=2a5669734966472f4341413d3d&tag=3915579 

Having already covered the environmental benefit and message, we now turn to the financial benefit. An airport’s main financial concern stems from its operating costs. A large part of the operating costs of any business, including airports, come in the form of utilities. A solar energy system installed by Naveco Power can significantly lower your utility expenses, often nullifying them entirely, and possibly turning them into a profit margin depending on the scope of the solar energy system you may have space for. The reduction in your utility costs allows you to allot those funds to other things, perhaps enhancing the experience of guests to your airport. The long-term savings of using a solar energy system also balances itself out, and then some in most cases. 

Naveco Power makes this easy and affordable for everyone and looks forward to helping the airports in our region make the innovative and environmentally friendly step of utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar.  

 

Resources 

https://solarfeeds.com/solar-powered-airports-in-the-world/ 

https://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/policy_guidance/media/FAA-Airport-Solar-Guide-2018.pdf 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925517303116 

https://www.chattairport.com/solar-farm#:~:text=The%20Chattanooga%20Airport's%20Solar%20Farm&text=Phase%20II%2C%20a%201.1%20megawatt,generating%20340%20watts%20per%20panel. 

https://pubdisplay.alsoenergy.com/kiosk/18014398509522605?dashkey=2a5669734966472f4341413d3d&tag=3915579 

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