1.1 MW of Solar PV Installed at San Jose’s Mineta Airport
San Jose, California’s International airport completed a roof-mount solar system. The solar system will cover the airport’s 3,350 space parking garage. The on grid solar PV system is just a part of the airport’s larger efforts to modernize it’s facilities. The solar benefits include offsetting twenty percent of the airport’s total electricity needs, producing 1,713,000 kWh annually, and decreasing its carbon footprint.
“Consisting of 4,680 Canadian Solar CS5P monocrystalline modules, the solar array spans 3.4 acres across the garage roof. It is the largest municipal solar array in San Jose to date and one of the largest airport solar electric installations in the United States. It will enable SJC to curtail the release of 1,284 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
“San Jose is leading the way for sustainable design and operations of airports across the nation,” said Bill Sherry, SJC director of aviation. “We know that our community, airlines, tenants and passengers all want us to be the most cost-efficient and energy-efficient airport as possible, and this solar installation is a significant step toward achieving that goal.”
The Mineta San Jose International Airport project was completed by San Jose based installer, Rosendin Electric.