Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Burbank's New Solar Hangar

Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is debuting a new 60,000 square foot solar powered airplane hangar. The hangar features solar panels on the roof and produces enough power to run not only maintenance equipment,but the avionics and other electrical systems of a commerical jetliner while it is being serviced.

At a cost of $17 million, the hangar has LEED Platinum status-- the U.S. Green Building Council's highest possible certification.

Solar-powered hangar debuts at Burbank airport [San Jose Mercury News]