In the midst of Boeing’s business announcements this week, one was slightly overshadowed.
South Carolina Electric & Gas and Boeing completed one of the largest single rooftop solar installations in the United States at its 787 Final Assembly building in North Charleston.
The 2.6-megawatt D.C. rooftop photovoltaic system covers 10 acres of the 14-acre Boeing building.
SCANA Chairman and CEO Kevin Marsh said at the dedication event, “SCE&G for the first time is supplying a facility with 100 percent green power. I commend Boeing for their commitment to sustainability and for the opportunity they presented us to supply this site with renewable power.”
It’s enough to power about 250 homes, but the energy is to be used entirely on site to become the aircraft company’s only location in the world capable of assembling commercial aircraft with 100 percent renewable energy.
In the heat of the summer, college students from Clemson, N.C. State and Pennsylvania State also chose to help out on the teams that installed the technology.