Denver International Airport (DEN) said this week it is expanding its renewable energy portfolio with two new solar projects to be built on airport property.
The news solar arrays are set to open in the spring and fall of 2022 respectively, and when completed and online will generate approximately 36 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power 6,000 typical Denver residences.
“Sustainability is one of the guiding principles in our Vision 100 plan which will help prepare the airport for 100 million passengers in approximately 10 years,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington in announcing the new projects. “These additional solar projects will help us improve the sustainability of our energy supply while helping us reach our goal of becoming one of the greenest airports in the world.”
After the two new systems are energized, the airport will have solar panels spread across over 140 acres of land, making DEN one of the largest hosts of solar energy at any airport in the world.