Tucson International Airport Solar Canopy

Location: Tucson, AZ
Project Type: New build
Project Value: $6MM
Key Features:
• Curved, open-lattice microclimate design
• Vegetated “green walls”

This project involved design and construction of the 1-megawatt photovoltaic, fixed-tilt array reaching 20 feet over the main hourly/daily public parking lot at the Tucson International Airport Terminal. The structure is a curved, open-lattice design with polycrystalline silicon panels arranged in strips with equal spacing. Vegetated "green walls" with live plants, in addition to the structure itself, create a cooling, microclimate effect in the parking area.