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FAT Gone Solar! July 2008  
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1865 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.

Good job FAT!


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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1784 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.
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1776 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.

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 1):
Any source on the installed peak power?

I do not have that off hand. I will have to look it up and even ask my dad. He works for PG&E out here as the Senior Electrical Engineer and would have more on that I am sure. A good source of information would probably be at www.fresnobee.com and also at http://www.fresno.gov/DiscoverFresno...ts/FresnoInternational/default.htm

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User currently offlineFAT5DEP From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Here is a link that shows the aerials of the site. I was the one flying the plane!


Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
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