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Front Page - Friday, June 28, 2019

Airport completes final phase of solar farm

The Chattanooga Airport’s solar farm generates power equal to the airport’s total energy needs. - Photo provided

The Chattanooga Airport has completed the final phase of its solar farm along Jubilee Drive. The 2.64-megawatt installation generates renewable energy, which is sold through partnerships with TVA and EPB.

The power generated is equal to the airport’s total energy needs. The Chattanooga Airport is the only airport in the nation to achieve this renewable energy goal.

“We’re proud to set an example in renewable energy for other airports, businesses and our region,” says Terry Hart, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Airport. “While generating a local renewable resource, we’re also increasing the economic efficiency of the airport.”

TVA and EPB provided technical support to ensure the solar farm complied with national standards and codes.

The Chattanooga Airport’s solar installation was made possible by Federal Aviation Administration funding, specifically Voluntary Airport Low Emission and Energy Efficiency grants.

“The solar farm once again puts Chattanooga on the map for leading the way on green initiatives,” says Airport Authority Chairman Dan Jacobson. “Our sustainability efforts make our airport and region attractive to companies aligned with our mission.”

The installation complements other sustainability projects at the airport, including its multiple LEED certified facilities, stormwater system, green infrastructure and electric car charging stations.

Source: Chattanooga Airport