The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has announced that the solar initiative due to be installed at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), NY, has been awarded to SunPower Corporation and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.
The project will contribute significantly to PANYNJ’s sustainability goals and will allow multiple surrounding communities to access solar energy plans at reduced rates. The JFK Airport Solar Photo-voltaic Project was developed in partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and will generate approximately 13 MW of onsite solar and 7.5 MW of battery storage, including a 6.1-MW community solar generation facility. The remaining solar energy produced will be used onsite at JFK Airport. The project is expected to reduce JFK Airport’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,699 t annually. The installation is part of PANYNJ’s efforts to implement solar and other renewable energy sources to its power operations.