Implementing Solar Technologies at Airports

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as well as numerous private entities are actively pursuing the installation of solar technologies to help reduce fossil fuel energy use and associated emissions, meet sustainability goals, and create more robust or reliable operations. One potential approach identified for siting solar technologies is theinstallation of solar energy technologies at airports and airfields, which present a significant opportunity for hosting solar technologies due to large amounts of open land. This report focuses largely on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) policies toward siting solar technologies at airports.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-62349


  • airports
  • Denver International Airport
  • DIA
  • FAA
  • federal aviation administration
  • NREL
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • solar


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