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Tue September 25, 2012
Sunport gets third solar grant
Albuquerque's Sunport is getting a third federal grant to expand its solar efforts.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Mayor Richard Berry say the international airport is getting a $3.3 million grant from the FAA to install more photovoltaic solar arrays and canopies over the long-term parking lot.
When the project is complete next year, Sunport's multiple solar arrays will be able to produce nearly two megawatts of power, which will save the city nearly $400,000 in annual electricity costs.
Sunport already has 11 solar arrays that were installed thanks to two previous grants worth $4.2 million.