Pittsburgh International Airport Installed five natural gas-fuel generators and nearly 10,000 solar panels (Photo: Pittsburgh International Airport)

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Sustainable Energy Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to run completely on natural gas and solar energy when their microgrid went live on Wednesday after breaking ground nearly one year ago. The project utilizes a microgrid, an electricity source that runs independently while maintaining its connection to the traditional grid. The airport was able to accomplish this through the addition of 9,360 solar panels and five natural gas-fired generators that sit on approximately eight acres of the airport’s property. “We are…