FAA is in the process of developing a Solar Guidance Document, under development by Harris Miller Miller & Hanson (HMMH). Patterson says that at the end of the day it could take the form of an Advisory Circular. It will be a central reference document for airports interested in exploring solar energy, he explains, with baseline information on solar technology and applications.
It will also include FAA requirements and procedures to ensure no risk to pilots, controllers, or operations, as well as case studies and details on FAA funding programs. It is expected to be available to airports by the end of 2010.
Over the years, it has served as the core facility for modernizing the air traffic control system and for advancing programs to enhance aviation safety in all stages of flight.
A solar power system being installed on the roof of San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 3, together with additional planned energy efficiency projects at the airport, is expected to...