Suniva has supplied its made in the US solar panels for the recently completed 1.2MW solar canopy at Decatur, Georgia’s Laredo Bus Facility. The project, said to be the second largest in the country at a US transit system, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
“We’re proud of the fact that Suniva’s cells and modules, created here in Georgia, are being used to power the solar canopy at the Laredo Bus Facility,” said Bryan Ashley, chief marketing officer for Suniva. “The solar canopy is the biggest project of its nature in Georgia, and will generate enough electricity to offset the majority of the facility’s annual electricity consumption.”
The solar array sports 4,888 PV panels manufactured by Suniva at its Georgia plant. MARTA acknowledged that the solar project was realized with help from the US$10.8 million federal grant it received in 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program.