Boeing, SCE&G partner for massive renewable energy project (update: N.C. company hired to install panels)

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Update May 30: A North Carolina company has been hired to install the solar panels on North Charleston's Boeing plant.

The Raleigh-based Baker Renewable Energy has signed on to install about 10 acres of solar panels on the roof of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner assembly plant.

The Post and Courier has a good report about this news; read it here

First reporting: Boeing announced on Tuesday that they are partnering with SCE&G to install eight football fields worth of solar panels on the North Charleston assembly and delivery plant's roof, allowing the plant to be powered entirely by renewable energy.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that the panels will annually provide the facility with the equivalent of power used by 250 homes in the same amount of time. In addition, the solar farm will be the largest in the southeast and the sixth largest in the United States.

Make your way to the Charleston Regional Business Journal for the full report. If you're looking for lengthy coverage on the solar venture, The Post and Courier is your best bet.

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