3D Solar Glare Analysis and Impacts to Airport Operations
Authors: Cory Whittaker
Solar energy is a renewable energy source with many benefits. However, if solar panels are placed near an airport, the reflecting of the sunís rays can cause a dangerous glare to both the airplanes as well as the air traffic control tower. The tools of 3D Analyst can model and visualize any impacts of the glare to aviation. In addition, site factors such as buildings and shadows can also be added to the analysis to show any impact the completed solar project would have on airport operations.