Big news from Boeing could boost the overall use of renewable energy in South Carolina. Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner plant in North Charleston will be powered exclusively by solar panels. Officials say 18,000 low-glare, dark blue photovoltaic panels will cover the roof of the 10-acre site. This solar farm will be one of the biggest in the Southeast and sixth largest in the world.
SCE&G has partnered with Boeing on this effort, and Charleston Regional Business Journal explained, “The power company will supplement power generated by the panels with renewable energy from its facilities, which produce the largest amount of biomass energy in South Carolina.”
Solarenergyworld.org has a great list of interesting facts about solar energy and panels if you’d like to learn more.