Procured, constructed, commissioned and maintained by Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI), the rooftop solar energy array on three Federal Express buildings at Newark Liberty International Airport, generates 2,262,096 kilowatt hours of clean energy, equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions from 178,926 gallons of gasoline consumed.
Imagine the considerations in constructing a nearly 9,000-panel array at an international airport—avoid flash blindness on approaching aircraft, adhere to security protocol, conform to FAA requirements for equipment operation. Add to it the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, a record-setting holiday season at what is the world’s third largest FedEx sort facility by volume, and a scheduled December shutdown of five substations, all this, with no room for error.
RAI delivered—31,964 man-hours in less than four months, no unplanned
downtime, no OSHA recordable injuries.