Boeing Goes Solar In South Carolina

April 19, 2011
Solar panel roof will allow Boeing plant to run on 100% renewable energy, according to the company.

Boeing and South Carolina Electric & Gas today announced an energy partnership that will enable Boeing South Carolina to operate as a 100 percent renewable energy site.

Renewable energy will be generated at the North Charleston site in part with thin-film solar laminate panels owned, installed and maintained by SCE&G on the new Boeing 787 Final Assembly building roof.

This solar installation will provide up to 2.6 megawatts of electrical power for the site, enough to power approximately 250 homes. The installation will be the largest in the Southeast by production capacity, and the sixth largest in the United States.

Under this arrangement, SCE&G will install the solar generation system and dedicate the power from the system to the Boeing site. SCE&G will then supplement the solar generated energy with power from its system resources, coupled with renewable energy certificates from its renewable generating facility, to meet all of Boeing's energy requirements.

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