The Indianapolis International Airport solar farm, the largest airport-based solar farm in the world, is now officially fully operational. The second phase of the project’s expansion has been completed.
According to information from the project’s website, the 75 acre farm has 44,128 solar panels that are capable of producing more than 16.5 million kilowatt hours of electric energy annually, enough to power approximately 1,800 average American homes for a year.
The solar energy produced by the panels is estimated to prevent the release of 10,700 tons of CO2 into the air, which is comparable to removing roughly 2,000 cars from the roads. The project cost an estimated $35-$40 million and created 140 temporary jobs and 12 permanent positions.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company buys the electric power produced by the airport solar farm through a 15 year power purchase program.
Source: WISH TV