Title

Energy Harvesting from Airports

Presenter Email

deepon747@gmail.com

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-3-2020 2:15 PM

End Date

3-3-2020 3:30 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

NextGen - What's been done and what lies ahead; Transition to changing technologies

Keywords

Power generation, Renewability, Cost effectiveness

Abstract

Airports around the world are primarily powered using the country’s electricity grids, which comes from a large number of powerplants (coal, natural gas, etc.). Due to a high power supply demand by the airports, the sources from which they get their electricity has become non-economical and non-environment friendly.

As a result, many airports around the world have opted for using solar energy grids for their energy generation, in a bid to reduce the airport’s electricity consumption costs. But it has been a slow progress as only a few airports have been able to implement this feature, as their initial setup costs were considered too high by many.

The solution that I want to propose is to maintain a hybrid power usage factor at the airports itself, where, over a period of time airport’s dependency on the electricity grid is slowly transferred to the airport’s own power generation facilities (combination of solar panels and wind farms in/near airport vicinity). The solution is practical in the manner, that the use of non-sustainable sources for electricity production, would be slowly replaced by renewable energy generation facilities over a given time frame, with more savings in cost as compared to current methods (e.g. Cochin International Airport is the world’s first solar powered airport).

Also due to the possibility of switching of ground and air transports to electric power in the future, the airport’s own power generation comes as an added advantage in extensive fuel saving in the future.

Presenter Biography

Deepon Roy is a 2nd year B.Tech Aerospace Engineering student from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India. His passion for aerospace was immense since childhood and he likes studying and making abstract aircraft models. He has an avid interest in flight simulation and hopes to pilot aircraft in the future. His interest in aerospace has inspired him to consider aircraft designs which could be used in the future for the betterment of society and he hopes to follow a career in this field. He has previously participated in some aircraft design competitions. When he is not reading about the course, he enjoys interacting with nature, pursuing photography, making paper-models, drawing, and playing music.

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Mar 3rd, 2:15 PM Mar 3rd, 3:30 PM

Energy Harvesting from Airports

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Airports around the world are primarily powered using the country’s electricity grids, which comes from a large number of powerplants (coal, natural gas, etc.). Due to a high power supply demand by the airports, the sources from which they get their electricity has become non-economical and non-environment friendly.

As a result, many airports around the world have opted for using solar energy grids for their energy generation, in a bid to reduce the airport’s electricity consumption costs. But it has been a slow progress as only a few airports have been able to implement this feature, as their initial setup costs were considered too high by many.

The solution that I want to propose is to maintain a hybrid power usage factor at the airports itself, where, over a period of time airport’s dependency on the electricity grid is slowly transferred to the airport’s own power generation facilities (combination of solar panels and wind farms in/near airport vicinity). The solution is practical in the manner, that the use of non-sustainable sources for electricity production, would be slowly replaced by renewable energy generation facilities over a given time frame, with more savings in cost as compared to current methods (e.g. Cochin International Airport is the world’s first solar powered airport).

Also due to the possibility of switching of ground and air transports to electric power in the future, the airport’s own power generation comes as an added advantage in extensive fuel saving in the future.