One of the First Commercial Airport Solar Power Projects Still Providing Clean Energy – Thunder Bay

One of the First Commercial Airport Solar Power Projects Still Providing Clean Energy - Thunder Bay
One of the First Commercial Airport Solar Power Projects Still Providing Clean Energy - Thunder Bay

 

Airport Solar Power Projects ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

Thunder Bay Airport Solar Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, was one of the first solar projects in North America on airport lands. The solar pv array was built in collaboration with the Thunder Bay International Airport Authority. The array has a capacity of 8.5 MW of power which is sufficient clean energy to power approximately 15,000 homes during daylight hours.

The project itself created over 100 direct jobs and continues to support many permanent indirect jobs for the area. The project usedĀ over 140,000 thin film photovoltaic solar panels. Hopefully this project has set the example for airports around the world to move to clean solar energy.

To visit the original project site click here

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.