More Solar Coming to DIA

Constellation Energy and Denver-based Oak Leaf Energy Partners announced a new 4.4 megawatt solar installation at Denver International Airport (DIA). Constellation Energy will finance, own and operate the solar installation and DIA will purchase the electricity produced by the system from Constellation Energy over a 20-year period.

Intermountain Electric (IME) plans to begin construction of the project in the fall of 2010 with completion expected by early 2011. This is the third large-scale solar project for DIA, with the airport having commissioned a 2 MW installation in 2008 and a 1.6 MW facility commissioned in early 2010, both installed and managed by Intermountain Electric.

The system is expected to supply approximately 7,000 megawatt-hours of electricity to DIA each year, utilizing approximately 19,000 Yingli Solar photovoltaic panels.

Constellation Energy currently has approximately 35 megawatts of on-site solar projects completed or under construction throughout the U.S.

 

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