Fresno Airport Goes Solar in a Big Way
The Fresno Yosemite International Airport soon will be partially powered by the largest solar electric project at any airport in the United States.
WorldWater and Power Corp, developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, has been awarded a 20-year, solar electric power purchase contract by the Fresno City Council for the airport solar system.
The two-megawatt, state-of-the-art, solar electric power system will cover about 25 acres and will eventually provide up to 40 percent of the airport’s annual power consumption.
In total, Fresno is projected to save nearly $13 million in energy costs over 25 years by installing the solar system.
WorldWater expects to complete the installation by early 2008.
Ten airlines currently offer Valley passengers 50 daily departures from Fresno Yosemite International, a municipally owned entity operating as a financially self-supporting enterprise.