Siting Solar Photovoltaics at Airports

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Abstract

Airports present a significant opportunity for hosting solar technologies due to their open land; based on a 2010 Federal Aviation Administration study1, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, there's potential for 116,704 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) on idle lands at US airports.2 PV has a low profile and likely low to no impact on flight operations. This paper outlines guidance for implementing solar technologies at airports and airfields, focusing largely on the Federal Aviation Administration's policies. The paper also details best practices for siting solar at airports, provides information on the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool3, and highlights a case study example where solar has been installed at an airport.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages487-494
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2014
Event43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/07/1410/07/14

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-7A40-62304 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-7A40-65476

Keywords

  • airports
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • PV
  • solar

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