Lockheed Martin goes solar at Florida facility

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Lockheed Martin announced it has powered 151,400 square foot solar array covering the parking lot at its facility near Clearwater, Florida.

Advanced Green Technologies is the lead contractor of the project.

Hanwha SolarOne supplies the modules, while SunGrow provides the inverters.

The project was started in March 2015. Since then, 7,260 solar modules installed to develop the 2.25 megawatt solar carport. AGT designed and led construction for the project, which was completed and tested by September 2015.

The solar project will generate 3.33 million kilowatt hours per year resulting in $6.5 million in savings over 25 years. The covered parking will not only provide shade for more than 500 cars, but it will also slash greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent, according to company officials.

The Lockheed Martin location near Clearwater, Florida employs approximately 500 employees and 100 contractors providing engineering, software development and other services for company programs. The company has approximately 12,000 employees in the state.

Rajani Baburajan

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