NEW YORK — KB Racking, a leading North American solar mounting company, and Holt Renewables, a premiere Texan engineering and construction company, completed their first rooftop project at La Guardia Airport. The mounting system used for the install was EkonoRack 2.0, an aerodynamic mounting solution designed for simplicity and rapid installation. EkonoRack 2.0’s modular design enables faster install times with a single tool installation, click-in module clamps and preinstalled roof protection pads.
The solar installation consisted of more than 3,500 solar panels designed to produce more than 1.7 million kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy annually. The project was one of six other Port Authority solar projects that collectively total more than 1,381 kilowatts of installed solar capacity, which equates to an estimated 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of electrical energy annually.
“Renewable energy sources must dominate our future, and the Port Authority is proud to unveil its newest solar installation at LaGuardia Airport as part of our commitment to being a leader in sustainability throughout the region,” said Cotton, citing the agency’s support of a broad array of environmental protections and sustainability initiatives.
-Rick Cotton, Executive Director Port Authority
About Holt Renewables
HOLT Renewables is an engineering, procurement, and for commercial solar projects nationwide. Acquired in 2019, HOLT Renewables is part of HOLT Companies. HOLT works to provide solutions that protect people, preserve the planet, and enable economic growth. Their goal is to offer work environments, products, and services that make efficient use of the world's natural and sustainable resources and reduce unnecessary effects on people and the environment, while integrating sustainability into our core businesses and helping their customers do the same.
HOLT installed 7,264 solar modules at 12 locations for an annual energy production of 3,125,520 kWh. This is an offset of approximately 2,215 metric tons of carbon emissions, or the equivalent of saving greenhouse gas emissions from 477 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.