Prominently visible as you approach the terminal from Valdosta to catch a flight:
VRA’s web page curiously includes no mention I can find of these solar panels, which I would think would be great advertising for the airport.
Jason A. Smith, Valdosta Daily Times, 11 August 2016, Airport installs solar panels,
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Regional Airport is installing solar panels.
The energy produced by the panels will go to Georgia Power, Airport Manager Jim Galloway said. Georgia Power will also maintain the panels and the land.
Galloway said he has received positive feed back from residents who have seen the panels. He said he wants to get the energy production numbers from panels and display the information in the terminal. He had not reached out to Georgia Power about the information by the time of the Airport Authority meeting this week.
Valdosta Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority. This six-member authority was established in 1987 and is comprised of three appointees from the city and three appointees from the county. The staff of the Authority consists of the executive director/airport manager and nine additional full/part-time employees. The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority meets the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the airport conference room located in the airport manager’s office in the commercial terminal. The meetings are open to the public. The following personnel are members of the Airport Authority:
Steve Everett – Chairman
Dr. Aubrey Fowler
Jim Galloway – executive director/airport manager (229) 333-1833
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