Largest Solar Panel Farm

Largest Solar Panel Farm

By: Julie Knight On March 15, 2013, ground broke on one of the largest airport solar panel farms in North America. Can you guess where?………………. The Indianapolis Airport! The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) in partnership with Johnson Melloh Solutions of Indianapolis, IN and Telamon  Corporation of Carmel, IN are developing a field at the end of one of the airport runways for the farm. When the project is completed in Fall 2013, it will contain 41,000 solar panels covering 75 acres. These panels will generate 15,000,000 Kilowatts of energy.  That is enough electrical power for 1200 homes a year.  This energy will be sold to Indianapolis Power and Light Company. The area was chosen because it was an open, level space at the runway end and, because of a fifteen foot height restriction, the solar panel will not obstruct airplane traffic. A solution for what would have been unutilized property. Added benefits are that 12 permanent jobs will be created, the taxpayer will benefit for dollars generated from the IAA selling power for use on the grid and for the leasing of the property for the panels. Check out  IND Solar Farm here and on Facebook or Telamon’s website for more information on this one.

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