The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using Independent Energy Solutions’ carport solar system to provide electricity for the vital air traffic control facility at the Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility (TRACON) in Miramar, CA.
The site controls more than 6,000 flights daily. The story at The Coast News says that the air traffic location is considered to be the busiest in the world, with a read that extends from Colorado to the western Pacific Ocean.
The electricity is used for computer systems, air traffic monitoring and satellite communications. These systems are being supplied by SunPower modules. The deployment was made under a joint agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric.
The aviation industry is a big user of energy. In August, The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in Maine received $1.558,098 from the FAA to upgrade two hangars at the Brunswick Executive Airport, according to Mainebiz.com.