Lee County Port Authority Wins Grant For Page Field Solar Project
August 17, 2011
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    16, 2011

    The Florida Energy and Climate

    Commission (FECC) has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Lee County Port Authority

    toward the cost for installation of a solar photovoltaic system at Page Field.

    This grant came from federal

    economic stimulus funds for the State Energy Program by the U.S. Department of

    Energy. The FECC allocated funds to be used for energy efficiency and renewable

    energy projects. The Lee County Port Authority applied for this grant and

    received the maximum amount of $500,000.

    The grant has been used toward

    the installation of a 160Kw solar photovoltaic system on the hangar roof of the

    new Page Field Terminal Complex. The system will supply solar power to the

    terminal building and is estimated to result in a 25 percent energy cost


    “Airports rely on grant

    dollars to provide needed infrastructure and improvements,” said Robert

    Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “LCPA

    worked diligently with FECC staff to secure this funding that will permit us to

    offset future energy costs at Page Field with an environmentally conscious


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