Ameresco has completed the development of a 3 MW solar installation on the top deck of two Terminal 1-Lindbergh parking structures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It is estimated that the installation will generate close to 20% of the airport's total peak power capacity.
Xcel Energy, also a key contributor, provided a $2.1 million grant from its renewable development fund.
"We're pleased to partner with the Metropolitan Airport Commission on its ambitious solar initiative," says Xcel Energy's Chris Clark." As a first and last stop for travelers, the airport's visibility showcases Minnesota's commitment to increasing renewable energy use and improving the environment."
Ameresco will also maintain and operate the system on behalf of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.