Siting Solar Photovoltaics at Airports: Preprint

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Airports present a significant opportunity for hosting solar technologies due to their open land; based on a 2010 Federal Aviation Administration study, 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. PV has a low profile and likely low to no impact on flight operations. This paperoutlines 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 Tool, and highlights a case study example where solar has been installed at an airport.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2014
EventSolar 2014 - San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014


ConferenceSolar 2014
CitySan Francisco, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-7A40-62304


  • airports
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • PV
  • solar


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