Today’s Airport Parking News Includes Parking Solar Farms – Tuesday September 15, 2015

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Parking Solar FarmWe feel the lead story in today’s InstaParking Airport Parking News Roundup on the Mitchell International Airport solar grid is interesting because it covers a topic that everyone feels is a slam dunk. Create parking solar farms by adding solar to current parking lots and parking structures. However, even on paper, parking lot plus solar panels does not always equal savings. The article also touches on the underlying issues so many current airport and airport parking operators run into daily including:

  • Looking for ways to cut costs
  • Airports use of public money
  • Politics, politics, and politics.

Enjoy your InstaParking Airport Parking News for September 15th and use the form at the bottom to comment.

Consultant says solar farm at Mitchell Airport wouldn’t pay off – Sep 13

Construction of a proposed 5-acre solar energy farm at Mitchell International Airport would not be a good investment for the county or the airport, a consultant concludes in a report to the Milwaukee County Board.

The cost of building an array of solar panels needed to generate one megawatt of power is estimated at $6 million, the report says.

Although using that much solar power would reduce airport electricity purchases from We Energies by $80,000 a year, it could take as long as 75 years to pay back or recover the county’s initial investment, according to the consultant’s report.

The report suggests a smaller publicly owned solar array might be financially feasible if enough grant funds are available to significantly reduce costs. Read More>>

More Improvements Planned for Syracuse’s Hancock Airport

Better parking, flights to more cities, and a facelift for the front of Hancock International Airport highlight the transportation hub’s future goals.  The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority issued its annual report Friday.

Executive Director Christina Callahan looked back on improved concessions, featuring local beers and food products, and improving the parking garage.  Travelers will also be able to sign up for TSA pre-check starting in October.  Now Callahan is ready to make a few other visible upgrades. Read More>>

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