South Carolina Electric & Gas and Boeing have completed a single rooftop solar installation with one of the largest production capacities in the US. Construction started in May this year with the installation capable of generating 2.6MW for the site – enough to power approximately 250 homes. All power generated will stay within the Boeing site.
10 of the 14-acre Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly building has been covered with 18,000 thin-film PV solar laminates.
“This project is a classic example of working with our customers to supply their energy needs, but with a new twist,” said SCANA chairman and CEO Kevin Marsh. “SCE&G for the first time is supplying a facility with 100% green power. I commend Boeing for their commitment to sustainability and for the opportunity they presented us to supply this site with renewable power.”
Under the arrangement with Boeing, SCE&G will own and maintain the solar generation system and will supplement the solar-generated energy with power from its system resources, coupled with green attributes from its North Charleston biomass generator, to meet all of Boeing's energy requirements.
“SCE&G is proud of its partnership with Boeing to provide the technology and the energy for the company's only location in the world capable of assembling commercial aircraft with 100 percent renewable energy,” said Jim Landreth, SCE&G vice president of fossil/hydro.