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first_img Facebook/Chattanooga Airport If you’re lucky enough to fly in or out of the airport on one of its 61,000 annual flights, you might just catch a glimpse of the solar farm itself. In total, the solar panels utilized here are equipped to sustain approximately 160,000 light bulbs – talk about powerful. With interest flowing in from around the globe, Chattanooga’s unique system could well become a widespread standard for airports in the coming years. Facebook/Chattanooga Airport June 24, 2019 by Sophie Boudreau This American Airport Is The First To Run Entirely On Solar Power As efforts toward “greening” America’s industries gain momentum, air travel institutions find themselves pressured to optimize standards and practices. There’s one airport here in the U.S. that has taken a massive step toward environmental sustainability, and other spots throughout the country will undoubtedly follow suit. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport now functions entirely on solar power. center_img Facebook/Chattanooga Airport Situated in the heart of Tennessee’s Hamilton County, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is small by American standards, featuring just one concourse and five gates with access to a handful of airlines. Despite its size, the airport stands at the forefront of sustainability with its recently unveiled solar power system. Following nearly a decade of planning and construction, the three-phase project allows Chattanooga’s airport to rely on a 12-acre solar farm for its energy needs. Posted in Travel News Address: 1001 Airport Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421Have you flown in or out of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport? What do you think of its new solar-focused energy plan, and should this system be implemented at other airports across the globe? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. Or, for information about another unique airport in the United States, click here to check out one of our previous articles.last_img

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