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With the current decline of fossil fuel production, there is a growing political push towards a more environmentally sustainable way to harness clean energy. To address this issue, we aim to create a construction bid, where solar photovoltaic is implemented on unused land at Central Illinois Regional Airport. Many Municipal airports, often as a consequence of the public bidding domain, where the lowest and most responsible bidder is awarded the project, properties are left with an abundance of unused land that could be utilized for profit maximization. In order to provide a more descriptive framework for a change in energy management, we decided that a bid proposal is the best option because it is implemented in actual solar construction projects. The following construction bid encompasses the elements of a bid proposal to include financial analysis, satellite mapping and array layout, estimation, fulfillment of FAA regulations, and safety mitigation procedures. This research aims to be an economic and environmentally driven framework for institutions should they be interested in proposing a photovoltaic retrofit of their own.
Shook, Evan; Brummel, Jackson; and Healy, Kevin, "Feasibility Analysis Of Retrofitting Central Illinois Regional Airport With Solar Photovoltaic Arrays" (2021). Technology. 5.