Chattanooga Airport completes final phase of solar farm, first in the nation
The Chattanooga Airport announced Wednesday that the final phase of its solar farm is complete, making it the first airport in the United States to reach this sustainability milestone.
Airport officials say the 2.64-megawatt solar farm, which is located along Jubilee Drive, generates renewable energy, which is sold through a partnership with TVA and EPB. The power generated is equal to the airport's total energy needs.
"This project has immediate benefits to our airport and community, and we're proud to set an example in renewable energy for other airports, businesses, and our region," said Terry Hart, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Airport.
Hart told reporters that the measure will help keep costs down for airport passengers.
Channel 3's Caroline Corrigan gives you a closer look at the Farm on Facebook Live: