Clay Lacy Works Toward Net-Zero Carbon Footprint with Solar Panels at Van Nuys Airport Headquarters

posted on 9th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Clay Lacy Works Toward Net-Zero Carbon Footprint with Solar Panels at Van Nuys Airport Headquarters

Clay Lacy Aviation, a member of the California Green Business Network, has completed installation of a 500 kilowatt (kW) solar array covering approximately 30,000 square feet of roof space at the company’s Van Nuys Airport headquarters, hangar and maintenance facility. Generating 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year, the 500 kW system will offset the equivalent of 530 metric tons of CO2, the same amount of CO2 generated by driving more than 1.3 million passenger miles in an average car, or burning over 584,000 pounds of coal.

Clay Lacy’s Van Nuys energy costs will be reduced by 56 percent annually, while lessening local power demands. Additional facility upgrades include 200 energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures and 44 vehicle charging stations.