Under the radar, it seems that the new Kansas City airport won't be as environmentally friendly as promised.
Check this interesting tech note that offers a glimpse at the complications of "green" efforts to save the planet . . .
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Kansas City utility Evergy has quietly abandoned plans for a large community solar project at the city’s new airport after an engineering study concluded the designs would cause glare problems for air traffic controllers.
The utility and the city’s aviation department had intended to put the 5-megawatt project atop a six-story parking garage that will be part of a new airport now under construction. They were attracted to the airport and the garage in particular because of their high visibility to people arriving in town.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires developers of airport solar arrays to conduct a glare study to determine whether reflections from the panels are likely to interfere with the vision of pilots or air traffic controllers.
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