Hawaii, Honolulu: Hawaii State Department of Transportation (DOT) is running an Airport Energy Savings Program which includes energy reduction projects at 12 state airports, and is expected to result in nearly $500 million in energy cost savings during a 20-year period.
The project aimed at transforming these airports into world-class facilities includes replacement of 372 transformers, as well as 8,748 solar photovoltaic panels for a total of 5.2 MW installed, reports Pacific Business News.
For the entire project, 75 percent of the work will be done at the Honolulu International Airport, 17 percent at Kahului Airport, 3 percent at Hilo International Airport, 3 percent at Lihue Airport, 1 percent at Kalaeloa Airport and the remaining airports are less than 1 percent.
The project started construction in January 2014 and is expected to be completed in December 2016.
Hawaii airport system is the third largest consumer of electricity in the state government.
Source: Pacific Business News