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Boeing Going Solar, To Host Huge Array at South Carolina Facility

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, May 31 2011 under: Baker Renewable Energy, Commercial Solar, Boeing, South Carolina Solar

South Carolina gets plenty of sun. But a combination of cheap conventional electricity and the lack of robust renewable-energy incentives has so far kept the state from realizing its full solar potential.

Until now, maybe.

Announced several weeks ago, South Carolina Electric & Gas is planning a single solar project that will -- in one fell swoop -- triple the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) power installed statewide.

At around 2.6 megawatts, the array will comprise 18,095 solar panels and cover 10 acres of roof space at Boeing Co.'s new 787 Dreamliner assembly plant at Charleston International Airport.

As relayed by the Charleston Post and Courrier, it was recently announced that

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Solar-Powered Spy Plane Will Be Able to Fly For 5 Years, Non-Stop

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, September 21 2010 under: SolarEagle, military, Solar Airplane, Boeing, Solar Technology

In July, we relayed news that Andre Borschberg, a Swiss entrepreneur, had successfully completed a 24-hour flight in his solar-powered airplane dubbed the Solar Impulse. While it may be unfair to compare manned flight to unmanned sorties, leave it to the U.S. Defense Department and Boeing to blow Borschberg's record completely out of the water air.

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