In a landmark announcement, Governor Hochul has unveiled plans for a pioneering project set to revolutionize JFK Airport and underscore New York State’s commitment to sustainability. The initiative involves the creation of the state’s largest solar carport and battery storage system, marking a significant stride towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering clean energy solutions. Spearheaded by TotalEnergies and HYLAN, this ambitious venture aims to power not just the airport but also uplift underserved communities through renewable energy initiatives.

Project Overview:

The focal point of this groundbreaking endeavor is the construction of a solar carport in JFK Airport’s long-term parking lot 9. This innovative structure will not only offer covered parking for 3,000 vehicles but will also generate an impressive 12 megawatts of power, thanks to the cutting-edge technology developed by TotalEnergies.

Environmental Impact and Community Engagement:

Governor Hochul’s announcement underscores the multifaceted benefits of the JFK solar carport project. Beyond its environmental impact, the initiative holds significant social implications, particularly for historically disadvantaged communities surrounding the airport. The energy generated from the solar panels will not only help reduce energy costs for these communities but will also provide crucial support to JFK’s AirTrain, helping to alleviate airport energy consumption during peak periods. This dual-purpose approach exemplifies the project’s commitment to both environmental sustainability and community benefits, ensuring that the benefits of renewable energy reach those who need it most.

Quote from HYLAN’s Joseph Romano, Regional Vice President – Operations:

Joseph Romano, Regional Vice President – Operations,  expresses enthusiasm for the project’s potential impact: “At HYLAN, we are proud to be at the forefront of initiatives that not only drive innovation but also prioritize sustainability and community engagement. The JFK solar carport project is a testament to our commitment to building a cleaner, greener future for New York State.”


As construction commences on the JFK solar carport, anticipation mounts for the transformative effects it will bring to both the airport and surrounding communities. By harnessing the power of the sun, this visionary project not only signifies a shift towards renewable energy but also sets a precedent for collaborative, inclusive development. As New York continues to lead the charge towards a more sustainable future, initiatives like these serve as beacons of hope, illuminating the path towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

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