TechnoAviation, Inc. is set to build 13 T-hangar units at Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Spokane, Wash. Hangar roofs will be fitted with solar panels that will feed electricity back to the power grid during sunny days. Construction will begin in August.
“Putting solar panels on top of the hangars make perfect sense,” said Greg Weed, vice president. “T-hangars only use electricity to open airplane access doors and to power lighting for night time use. By putting solar panels on the roof tops we hope to generate more power than the buildings use. The savings will be used to pay for the solar panels.”
Plans to build hangars with geothermal heating and rain water reclamation for airplane washing are on the drawing board at other airports.
For more information: 888-MY-HANGAR or www.tecav.aero