Thursday, December 10, 2020

GLARING MISTAKE!!! SOLAR PANEL ARRAY SCRAPPED AT NEW KCI!!!

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 . . .

Glare study prompts utility Evergy to cancel solar array at Kansas City airport

Deets . . .

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.

Developing . . .

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

another broken promise. Sad.

Anonymous said...

They’re smart to not spend that kind of money when everybody is broke, killer kc doesn’t care if they’re broke or not, spend spend spend is all they do, they’ll just raise taxes on the poor again. We have complete losers and idiots running this city.

Anonymous said...

One never-ending trail of fuckups. It's the KC way!

Anonymous said...

No one saw this as an issue when they rolled out the plan?

Anonymous said...

Airline pilots don't wear sunglasses? What a bunch of pussies

Anonymous said...

And nobody saw this coming?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is run by total morons!

Anonymous said...

Plan?

Anonymous said...

My momma always told me that stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

BS. They are over budget and out of time...something has to go and it cant be the stupid art.

Anonymous said...

Covering a parking garage or the ground at an airport with the equivalent of mirrors is a bad idea? Who knew? Once again a green weenie, tree hugging solution to a problem that didn't need to be solved ends in an epic fail.
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Anonymous said...

Most panels are built with very low glare, the point is to absorb the sun. Just as well, panels are a scam and companies who install them have questionable practices.

Tab said...

That airport is nothing but a boondoggle for the crooked mayor to payback his iou's

Anonymous said...

Until energy companies like EVERGY get into the solar panel biz, there isn't going to be much support for it. Why put it up by the airport anyway? Aren't there other locations around the metro that would serve just as well?