Power up: Boeing flips switch on solar array

Dec 2, 2011

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Boeing has flipped the switch on the solar power array on the roof of its new South Carolina assembly plant.

Officials of Boeing and South Carolina Electric & Gas on Friday dedicated the 10-acre project which officials say is the largest rooftop solar installation in the Southeast, ranked by production capacity.

The array on the roof of Boeing's 787 final assembly plant generates 2.6-megawatts of power.

Scana Chairman and CEO Kevin Marsh said the array generates enough power for 250 homes.

SCE&G began installation of the photovoltaic panels in May and the project was substantially finished in late October.

Boeing's $750 million plant is the single largest in industrial investment in South Carolina history.