Airport partners with city, developer on solar farm

The Tallahassee International Airport has moved one step closer to building a $33.2 million solar panel farm after receiving approval for the project from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The airport will lease 120 acres on adjacent property for a solar developer to erect 90,000 solar modules that will produce up to 20 megawatts of electricity. The project also helps meet the city’s goals to diversify energy sources, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and reduce its carbon footprint.

Construction is scheduled to last six months and be complete by next spring or summer.