Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is set to announce that Albuquerque Sunport will be getting more solar panels to power elevators, lights and offices at the airport. Berry is scheduled Tuesday to unveil the final phase of a solar project for the Albuquerque Sunport and announce the amount of money already saved from solar panels atop the covered parking canopies.
The Sunport is expected to expanding the number of solar panels to power items like luggage carousels. A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is helping with the cost for the solar panels. The Albuquerque airport was the first airport in the nation to receive a federal "Voluntary Airport Low Emissions" grant for an on-site solar project.