Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment 2014: Renewable Energy

This paper is part of an e-circular that explores issues that address the major environmental components affected by aviation activities, sustainable solutions that have evolved and continue to be developed to minimize aviation’s environmental impacts, and key processes that link aviation and the environment. The focus of the e-circular is on the state of science and on identification of priority research with potential to yield benefits. This section highlights renewable energy as a sustainable solution to address environmental challenges. Critical issues, the current state of research, future vision and research needs are discussed. The Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool (SGHAT) developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories, is described. SGHAT allows project planners to assess the potential for an ocular hazard from a proposed solar facility on a sensitive airport receptor such as the air traffic control tower or an aircraft on final approach.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 64-72
  • Monograph Title: Critical Issues in Aviation and the Environment 2014
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01529928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2014 8:38AM