Denver Airport Installs Solar Panels To Cut Electricity

By: ABCNews
By: ABCNews

ABCNews -- Denver International Airport in Colorado is looking to cut back on its power bill and is spending big money to make that happen.

A huge solar panel construction project is underway at the airport. The
solar panels cover an area 11-football fields long and 4-football fields wide.

Airport officials say they plan to have the solar power system online this
August, but despite the size of the solar system, the amount of power it
generates is fairly small.

Officials say the system will provide 2-percent of the electricity the
airport needs every year and will handle about 4-percent of the airport's peak power demands every day.

Man travelers at the airport say they think the project is a good start toward
cutting electrical usage, regardless of the amount of power the solar panels
will generate.

Builders of the system say the power output may be small now, but in 5 to
10-years this project will see big increases in efficiency.

One thing that makes this solar project very unique is that the panels move
during the day. The system follows the sun as it moves across the sky,
making sure the most available sunlight hits the panels.


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