US Constellation Energy to install 4.4 MW solar facility at Denver airport
(ADPnews) - Sep 14, 2010 - US energy producer and trader Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG) said today it will develop a 4.4 MW solar installation at the Denver International Airport (DIA) together with local Oak Leaf Energy Partners.
The company did not provide any financial details on the project.
Constellation, which will fund and operate the facility, has struck a deal to sell the generated power to DIA for the coming 20 years.
This is the third solar array to be installed at the airport, following a 2-MW facility in 2008 and a 1.6-MW unit commissioned at the beginning of this year. It will generate 7,000 MWh of electricity per year, which, if produced with non-renewable sources, could have lead to emissions of over 5,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Construction works, to be carried out by Intermountain Electric Inc which installed the other two solar arrays, are to begin this autumn and to be completed at the beginning of 2011. The installation will include about 19,000 photovoltaic panels, which will be provided by Chinese Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (FRA:YG11).
At present, Constellation has solar projects under construction and installed ones of about 35 MW around the US.