Boeing and SCE&G announced today an energy partnership that will give the Boeing Charleston plant 100 percent renewable energy.
SCE&G President and CEO Kevin Marsh says the partnership is a great example of two companies working together.
When we welcomed Boeing to the sunny South about 17 months ago, little did we know the significance of the word “sunny.” Today, we are pleased to announce the partnership with Boeing for the construction of what will be the largest rooftop solar installation in the Southeast, and the sixth largest in the nation.
Boeing Commercial President and Chief Officer Jim Albaugh says the 10-acre roof on the Boeing Final Assembly Plant in North Charleston will have solar panels to create the renewable energy. He says Boeing is very committed to the environment.
Environmental responsibility starts within the four walls that we operate in. This is a site that just recently became a zero waste landfill site. We are doing a good job, I think, with energy use submissions, water pollution and consumption.
Albaugh says it’s not just building construction and making airplanes that makes Boeing so successful.
Along with building and delivering fabulous products that fly, we are very committed to the environment as well. About two percent of the CO2 that’s discharged into the air comes from commercial airplanes, and we know if we are going to continue to deliver these airplanes we are going to have to get the carbon footprint down.
Marsh says the project will be completely 100 percent renewable energy.
This project will be comprised of approximately 18,000 individual thin-filmed solar lamanent panels placed on the 10-acre roof on the final assembly . Over a years time this is enough power to supply roughly 250 homes.
On hand for the announcement was 1st District Congressman Tim Scott, Senator Jim Demint, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Hugh Leatherman, and House Speaker Bobby Harrell.