June, 2015- INDIANAPOLIS – Johnson Melloh Solutions along with project partner Telamon Corporation and public entities Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) won the 2015 Sustainability Award for working together to develop the largest solar farm on airport real estate in the world, the IND Solar Farm. The solar farm is comprised of two phases.
All partners involved in this solar farm project are committed to increasing the city’s sustainability while helping grow and diversify renewable sources of electricity to power the growth and development of Indianapolis. The solar farm generates more than 31.7 million kilowatt hours of electric energy annually, enough to power more than 3,210 average American homes annually.
The solar energy produced will be sold to IPL through a 15-year power purchase program and feed into the grid of existing surface transmission lines that connect the airport terminal to the IPL substation west of the airport.
The electric energy generation facility includes 76,228 solar photovoltaic panels, each capable of producing a range of 280-305 watts at peak power production. The panels are installed on fixed ground-mounted racking systems (Phase I) and ground-mounted tracker systems (Phase II) that fill nearly 162 acres of land on both the east and west sides of the terminal near the entrance to the Indianapolis International Airport.