Jefferson Airport Becomes State's First Fully Solar-powered Airstrip

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Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND - A solar energy array now working at Jefferson County International Airport makes the small airfield the only airport in the state with operational reliance on solar power.

"This project has been in the works for more than two years," said Power Trip Energy Corp. president Andy Cochrane, whose company built the solar array. "It is now complete and we are celebrating,"

The project generates enough energy to operate the airport's runway and navigational lights as well as electricity for one of the tenant buildings, Cochrane said.

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