Category Archives: Green Energy

Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

Induction-Light-Aircraft-HangarTesla…the name alone brings forth thoughts of great looking cars maneuvering silently through our city streets and country roads, emission free, and powered through the smallest of particles… electrons. Elon Musk has built an automotive brand based on profound innovation, robust marketing, and by answering the need to a consumer niche that has long been ignored or inadequately fulfilled. He has put a fossil-fuel based industry on watch as the wave of his paradigm-shift continues to crash into and contort the 100-plus-year status quo within the auto industry.  Continue reading Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

Hangar Heating – Passive Solar Up To 55 Degrees

Hangar Passive Solar HeatingWhile at the EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, I had the opportunity to meet a recently retired American Airlines 777 captain by the name of Bob Moreland.  During our brief introduction, I learned of a unique hangar project he recently completed at the Rockford International Airport (KRFD) in northern Illinois. He was able to share a little information with me at that time but invited me to visit the complex when our schedules allowed. We finally found a common date in late October.  The colder temperatures set the stage for what I was about to witness. Continue reading Hangar Heating – Passive Solar Up To 55 Degrees

SWA Upgrades MCO Hangar With New Metal Roof Overlay

Hangar-Roof-ReplacementOrlando International Airport – Southwest Airlines re-roofed a 75,000 square foot hangar using several metal construction industry,  veteran-owned companies.  Continue reading SWA Upgrades MCO Hangar With New Metal Roof Overlay

HangarStarts – Ram Buildings Finds A Foothold In Flying Cloud

First New Hangars At Flying Cloud Airport Built By Ram BuildingsFlying Cloud Airport (KFCM) just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, has recently completed a series of airport improvements that include lengthening of runways and site development for the construction of over 40 hangars. Continue reading HangarStarts – Ram Buildings Finds A Foothold In Flying Cloud

HangarStarts – MQ-9 Repears Find A Hangar

MQ-9 Reaper Hangar Fort DrumFort Drum, New York is home to a new hangar measuring nearly 13,000 square feet. The hangar will be the base for the MQ-9 aircraft. Initial design concepts began in 2008 with ground breaking taking place several years later in the fall of 2012. Continue reading HangarStarts – MQ-9 Repears Find A Hangar