A wind turbine on-site has been installed at Heritage Aviation, the newly constructed General Aviation Facility at the Burlington International Airport. This 100kW wind turbine is a Northwind 100, manufactured by Northern Power of Barre VT. A solar hot water system and a 25kW solar electric system have also been installed by Heritage Aviation to complete its on-site portfolio of renewable energy generation.
Alteris Renewables, a rapidly developing renewable energy company, has installed all the three Heritage Aviation renewable solutions. These installations are part of Heritage Aviation’s goal to obtain the LEED certification for its new office and other facilities.
The photovoltaic solar electric system on the roof of the office building consists of 120 Evergreen 210 watt solar panels. Each year, the output from the wind turbine and the two solar systems is expected to offset an estimation of $14,600 in energy costs and generate sufficient energy to power more than 40 Vermont homes.
Christopher Hill, President of Heritage Aviation, remarked that the company is proud to have a leading role in the environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and energy efficiency in the aviation industry. Hill stated that the engineering capabilities from Alteris Renewables and funding from the Clean Energy Fund helped to make this project possible.
Bob Chew, President of Alteris Renewables’ Wind Business Unit, remarked that Heritage Aviation has completed an entire suite of renewable energy solutions with the installation of the Northwind 100 wind turbine, the solar hot water and the solar electric systems. Chew stated that Alteris Renewables considers it an honor to work with Heritage Aviation that focuses in bringing about business improvements through its investments in renewable energy.