ConEdison Solutions has unveiled a 633 kW solar photovoltaic power installation at Newark Liberty International Airport, N.J. The system was designed and installed by Borrego Solar.
The project is spread over four sites at the airport and is part of a larger effort by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to deploy solar power. The sites include a 152-solar panel installation on the roof of an AirTrain Newark electrical substation, a 312-panel project on an AirTrain Newark maintenance building, a 585-panel installation on a Port Authority maintenance building and a 2,145-panel array on a multi-tenant cargo building.
ConEdison will own and operate the solar facility, with the Port Authority is taking 100% of the output through a power purchase agreement. The Newark installation covers 62,000 square feet of rooftop space and will supply the airport with approximately 817 MWh electricity annually, saving about $60,000 per year in electricity costs.
‘Solar panels atop the roofs of buildings at Newark Liberty are an innovative way to make use of little-used space to help reduce the agency's carbon footprint while also saving money and increasing resiliency,’ says Christopher Zeppie, director of environment and energy programs for the Port Authority.