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New Solar Rules at the FAA and Sandia’s Glare Analysis Tool

Webinar Archive
File(s): 
Final FAA Webinar Slides August 2013.pdf
This Webinar is Public: Free to SEIA members and non-members
Previously recorded on August 29, 2013
 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is updating its rules about siting solar projects at or near airport facilities.  One key aspect of the new rules is guidelines about siting to avoid instances of glare, potentially dangerous reflections off of solar equipment. 

Bill Petrak from the FAA  briefs attendees on the new rules all developers should be aware of when siting a project near or on airport property.

Clifford Ho from Sandia National Labs developed an online tool to help developers avoid glare issues while maximizing electrical output.  Dr. Ho will demonstrate this Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool and provide tips for developers to better site their projects.

Attendees have....

Become familiar with forthcoming rules from the Federal Aviation Administration governing solar power plants on/near airports.

Gained an overview of the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool developed by Cliff Ho at Sandia National Lab.  This software tool will aid developers in properly siting their projects near airports.

Who Should View 

All PV and CSP developers siting projects within 5 miles of an airport

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