Solar-Powered Hangar 25 takes off

Posted On December 10, 2008 | by AllenCaron

The aviation industry isn’t typically known for its environmental sensitivity, but Hangar 25 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA could begin to change that perception. A developer and officials at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA today unveiled what the LA Times suggests is the world’s greenest aviation facility, the $17 million completely solar-powered Hangar 25 with rooftop photovoltaic panels providing all the juice. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-greenbuild9-2008dec09,0,7496425.story. There’s enough electricity to not only operate the 60,000-square-foot facility’s lights, but to recharge electric equipment like tow vehicles and fork lifts and power the complete electrical system of a Boeing 757 while it’s parked inside the hangar being serviced. According to the Times, the founder of the hangar’s builder, Shangri-La Construction, is movie mogul and real estate heir Steve Bing.

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