Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) on 22 February dedicated to 5.4 MW of SunPower solar power system. According to a joint press release on both sides, the system is expected to generate the equivalent of 51 percent of the electricity demand in the center of the airport, rental car, two garages, parking and toll East economy, savings of $4.7 million in the next 20 years.
SunPower SunPower E20 installed solar panels in three places on the roof. The construction of the system was completed in two months, by the end of 2011.
The project was facilitated in part by Arizona Public Service Co.'s (APS) incentive program of renewable energy, which provides financial incentives to customers that help compensate for up to 40 per cent of the costs of installing solar energy.
The airport has a service contract with solar SunPower, which designed and built the system, and is in operation and the maintenance of it.The (REC) renewable energy credits associated with the energy produced by the system will be transferred to PAS in the State compliance with renewable energy standard and tariff.