Construction begins on »largest renewable energy project at a US airport«

With the official groundbreaking for photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of 100 megawatts and a 50-megawatt battery storage, the »largest renewable energy project ever developed at a U.S. airport« is taking shape at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, according to its initiators, utility Dominion Energy and airport operator Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). The electricity generated is to be distributed entirely by Dominian Energy Virginia.
Dominion Energy and MWAA’s collaboration also includes a lease agreement under which the utility will build two solar carports, each with 1 megawatt of capacity, in lieu of lease payments to MWAA. These carports are to power airport facilities and also provide electricity for 18 electric transit buses, 50 electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations.

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