The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has selected a joint-venture group between two locally owned companies, Johnson Melloh Solutions and Telamon, to develop a second 10 MW solar farm on Indianapolis International Airport (IND) property.
Under the terms of the agreement, Bulldog Energy Airport LLC and Indy Airport Solar Project II LLC will finance, design, construct and operate the facility, which will be located directly west of the Phase I solar project currently under construction.
The two projects combined will exceed 20 MW. Design and utility interconnection studies are already approved, and construction on Phase II could begin as early as the third quarter of this year.
"Development of a second IND-based solar farm is the result of our continued focus on both economic sustainability and environmental commitments," says Robert Duncan, executive director for the IAA." The solar farms allow previously undeveloped land to begin generating solar energy as well as significant sources of non-airline revenues for the IAA."