Airport Solar Energy System

POWER UP YOUR AIRPORT PROPERTY POTENTIAL

Increase property value, boost revenue, and increase energy savings with solar energy for airports

Airports today face increased scrutiny from their respective communities over noise concerns, energy usage, and carbon emissions. 

To improve community relations and simultaneously make strides toward carbon neutrality, facility owners in California and around the world are turning to solar energy systems as a win-win solution.

With zero cost to the building owner, implementing solar energy systems is the clear choice.

In addition to the positive social and environmental impacts, facility owners enjoy financial gains in terms of up to:

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Increased Property Values

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Increased Revenue

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NOI Energy Savings

The Current Energy Airport Experience

Regardless of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) or the facility owner, Current Energy’s approach factors needs from all stakeholders to design the most effective solar energy system and make strides toward — and frequently achieve — carbon neutrality.

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Our Projects Contribute to Environment Standards
Certifications that include

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Environmental Offset Equivalencies:

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Over 1.1 million miles driven

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12 months of energy for more than 55 homes

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Over 157 tons of recycled waste

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Over 564 acres of U.S. Forests

LONG BEACH AEROPLEX/AEROLEASE SOLAR PROJECT

With zero cost to the building owner, implementing solar energy systems is the clear choice.

The largest Long Beach Airport (LBG) solar project to date, this system is designed to produce over 650,000kWh a year over the next 30 years.
This 400kw Net Meter (NEM) system is enrolled in the Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Net Energy Metering Aggregation Program and offsets a total of 10 onsite meters in multiple buildings across the facility.

Setting this project apart was a deadline many thought impossible — required completion in 2020, particularly challenging in that Current Energy accepted the project August 1, 2020.

Navigation airport and FAA regulations, Current Energy leveraged relationships with SCE to expedite the approval process and maintained a 7-day weekly work schedule throughout the four months of the project. Despite no wiggle room in the accelerated project timeline, the project went smoothly from start to finish and launched December 2

“I’m happy to see this successful collaboration between Long Beach Airport and Aeroplex, a leading member of our aviation community,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “Our airport is committed to setting the standard for sustainability among U.S. airports.”

Location: Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, CA

Connecting Utility: Southern California Edison

AHJ: City of Long Beach

Specs: 936 Solar Panel | 8 Solar Edge 43kW Inverters

Grid Connection: via a new 1200A Switchgear and connection to the existing SCE Transformer.

Production: Over 650,000kWh/Year

New Amenities: New Main Switchgear Upgrade

BONSEPH SOLAR FEED IN TARIFF (FIT) ROOF MOUNT PROJECT

Enrolled in the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Feed In Tariff Program, this 544 kw FIT system is designed to produce over 788,000kWh a year for at least 20 years.

With a rapid pace driven by scheduled new construction, Current Energy built this system in 6 weeks, coordinating weekly with the general contractor and project manager. With Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) as a key stakeholder, we made sure to inform them of progress through required comment logs detailing progress and FAA findings.

This project is complete and awaiting permission to operate (PTO).

Location: Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA

Connecting Utility: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

AHJ: City of Los Angeles

Specs: 1280 Solar Panels | 12 Solar Edge 40kW Inverters
| New 800A FIT Switchgear

Grid Connection: via a dedicated Switchgear and Connection to New LADWP Transformer

Production: Over 788,000kWh/Year

We are now on our second project together and based on my past experience I hardly ask any questions. Current Energy has my complete trust.

— Mike Ellenberg, Bonseph

Environmental Offset Equivalencies:

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Over 1.6 million miles driven

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12 months of energy for more than 76 homes

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Over 217 tons of recycled waste

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Over 781 acres of U.S. Forests

PACIFIC AVIATION 3,000kW FEED IN TARIFF (FIT) SOLAR PROJECT
(Starting Early Fall 2021, Estimated Completion April 2022)

Current Energy’s newest project is a 3000 kW Feed in Tariff (FIT) solar system that will produce over 4,345,000 kWh per year for at least 20 years. Covering a significant scope of over 12 hangars and buildings, this project will be one of the largest rooftop solar systems at any airport in California, and requires significant involvement from the FAA and Los Angeles Airport World

(LAWA) as well as adherence to their stringent requirements. A partnership between private enterprise and public utility, this project is enrolled in the Los Angeles Department of Weather and Power (LADWP) Feed in Tariff Program. With all approvals secured, construction beginning Fall 2021 and this project is scheduled for completion in April 2022.

Location: Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys

Connecting Utility: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

AHJ: City of Los Angeles

Specs: 6,645 Solar Panels | 48 Sungrow PV Inverters

Grid Connection: via a dedicated Medium Voltage Switchgear and Vista Switch directly to LADWP

Production: Over 4,345,000kWh/Year

New Amenities: New Covered Parking and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

I have now signed on for 2 projects with Current Energy and I am about to sign my third contract with them. Why? Because everything I was told from construction timelines to the kWh production was spot on. This company is first-rate, professional, polite, and responsive.

— Eric Steinhauer, Owner, Industrial Metal Supply

THE FUTURE OF AIRPORT ENERGY IS HERE

Our in-house design and installation teams competently balance the exceptional constraints that come with harnessing solar energy at airports — achieving project goals while adhering to requirements of public, private, and governmental stakeholders — to deliver next-level results designed to stand for decades.

GET READY TO POWER UP YOUR SOLAR POTENTIAL

With rising pressure from the global community to achieve carbon neutrality, airports are in a unique position to lead the charge when it comes to large-scale adoption of solar energy. Current Energy is the perfect partner to help you design, build, and implement a solar energy system that will last for years as a capital improvement to your property.