The steel framework and solar panels have been delivered to Charleston’s Yeager Airport.
A crane has been placed in the temporarily closed 20 Minute Lot to hoist the materials to the roof of the parking garage.
Airport officials would like to remind passengers and guests of the Airport that the 20 Minute Lot is closed. There is free parking available in the Short Term Lot, and rideshare pick-up is now located outside of the rental car garage.
Please use caution while driving in front of the terminal building. Passengers should allow for a few extra minutes when arriving at the Airport, as there may be residual traffic delays.
Charleston’s Yeager Airport is preparing for the final installation of more than 1,800 solar modules on top of one of the Airport’s parking garages.
“This solar project will be a noteworthy and visible highlight of our ongoing commitment to sustainability. It will provide environmental benefits to the region and financial savings to Yeager Airport,” said Yeager Airport’s Director, Terry Sayre. The solar farm will generate enough power to supply both parking garages. Solar energy produced by the panels will also be used at the airport to help cut the overall electricity bill. The solar panels produce enough electricity to power up to 70 homes.
Parking at Yeager Airport will be affected during this time. The 20-Minute courtesy waiting lot will be closed during the installation. While the lot is closed, there will be free, 20-minute parking available in the short-term lot for visitor’s convenience. Rideshare passengers will meet their Uber or Lyft in the parking spaces to the right of the terminal building, in front of the rental car garage.
President of the Kanawha County Commission, Kent Carper, said: “We are thrilled to help flip the switch on this solar array.” The Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority Board would like to thank Senators Manchin and Capito, as well as the Kanawha County Commission for their assistance in obtaining funding for this project.
Yeager Airport will post updated project and parking information on this page, and on social media accounts—be sure to follow @flyCRW.