The $40 million solar panel project at Indianapolis International Airport will be commissioned this morning. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will join officials from the airport authority, Indianapolis Power & Light Co. and the three companies that developed the 75-acre farm. It is considered the largest at any airport in North America. October 17, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Largest Airport-Based Solar Farm in North America To Commission Today at Indianapolis International Airport
WHAT: The IND Solar Farm at the Indianapolis International Airport will be commissioned today. Project partners General Energy Solutions, Telamon Corporation, Johnson Melloh Solutions, Indianapolis Airport Authority and Indianapolis Power & Light Company, will make remarks announcing the commissioning of a 12.5 MW DC solar photovoltaic project. The 12.5 MW DC solar farm is North America’s largest airport based solar farm.
WHERE: Indianapolis International Airport
WHY: The solar farm project is a significant public-private partnership that includes the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis, and privately held businesses General Energy Solutions (GES), Telamon Corporation, Johnson Melloh Solutions and the Indianapolis Power & Light Company. The $35-$40 million dollar alternative energy project covers 75 acres of land, comprised of 44,128 solar panels.
-Kurt Schneider, Vice President – Johnson Melloh Solutions
-The Honorable Greg Ballard – Mayor of Indianapolis
-Victor Smith, Secretary of Commerce – IEDC
-Bob Duncan, Executive Director – Indianapolis Airport Authority
-Kelly Huntington, President – Indianapolis Power & Light
-David Su, CEO – General Energy Solutions
-Phil Vyhanek, President – Solectria Renewables
-Energy Independence Challenge Grand Prize Acceptance – Cameron Kinnaman
-Albert Chen, President & CEO – Telamon Corporation
-Media Q&A immediately following commissioning
-Tours of the solar farm available for those interested
Source: Telamon Corp.