Vermont Business Magazine
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Granite Air Center, Inc in Lebanon, NH, is partnering with Norwich Solar Technologies of White River Junction, Vermont, to install a 218.1-kilowatt DC, Net-Metered Photovoltaic (PV) System on the main hangar rooftop at their facility, and is the largest solar array in the City of Lebanon to date. Completed in early May 2018, the solar array will provide Granite Air long-term energy cost reduction and stability through the integration of clean, renewable solar electricity.
Granite Air Center is Lebanon Airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO). The FBO provides refueling, repair, maintenance, short and long-term hangar storage, and other services to general aviation and commercial aircraft.
Jason Archambeault, Co-Owner/COO of Granite Air Center said the solar PV project is important to them for a number of reasons. “We love the idea that we can offset a large part of our carbon footprint through solar,” said Archambeault. “We believe following socially responsible business practices is just the right thing to do. And using a local solar company to do the work also supports local jobs.”
The recent increase in solar projects at America’s airports can be credited to a Federal Aviation Administration program. The Airport Environmental Program is intended to reduce emissions, as well as benefit operators with significant savings in an industry with historically large operational and environmental costs.