Almost $2m to correct out-of-position airport solar panels
Seen above in 2012, the solar panels atop the garage at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are being repositioned. (/UNION LEADER FILE)
Experts from national laboratories, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Federal Aviation Administration eventually decided the panels would have to be repositioned 90 degrees, from the sun-drenched south to the east.
O'Neill said the change will result in a 10 percent decrease in energy output.
• The airport contributed $25,000, which represents the 5-percent local match for the FAA contribution. Total airport contribution for the project now amounts to $201,000.
O'Neill said the study of solar panel glare was in its infancy when HMMH designed the arrays, and techniques and analysis have improved since then. A telephone call left with one of the senior vice presidents of the firm was not returned Friday.
O'Neill stressed that the primary purpose of the initial grant is to reduce air pollution by offsetting 500 kilowatts of electricity production. The electricity the panels generated were to also save the airport in its electrical bill, about $100,000 a year.
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