QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5 Posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
In todays paper it shows the Fresno Airport finally getting ready to use the solar power being installed. The cost of this project $16 million and will provide 40% of the airports energy. The solar panels will cover 9.5 acres just southwest of the airport. Also this will be saving the airport that is owned by the City of Fresno $13 million over the next 20 years.
AustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
Hey, that's not even bad. If it saves them $13M over the next 20 yrs, that means they're breaking even in 25 years. Although the performance guarantees of most solar modules nowadays is 20 years, it's pretty sure they will make 25 years.
Any source on the installed peak power?
WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 1): If it saves them $13M over the next 20 yrs, that means they're breaking even in 25 years.
Actually, a company has picked up the tab in building the system. I believe they are based out of NJ. What is happening is the company is going to manage the power as well and the City of Fresno has agreed to purchase the power at a set rate for the next 20 years. This will in return save the airport (City of Fresno) $13 million. I thought that was even more impressive.