The Target store in Lexington, South Carolina is now the home of the largest ballasted rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the Palmetto State.
Installation of the 516.5-kilowatt system was completed recently by crews from Hannah Solar Government Services of North Charleston, South Carolina. It is one phase of a project that will see 3 megawatts worth of PV systems installed across seven Target stores in and near South Carolina.
Hannah Solar Government Services’ focus is on medium- to large-scale PV projects, from development all the way through engineering, construction, operation and maintenance. Because the company’s founder Dave McNeil is a retired U.S. Army colonel, Hannah Solar is a certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
“We are veterans continuing to serve our country by providing energy security for America,” McNeil said.
The Lexington system was the third to be completed; PV systems were already in place at Target stores in Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina. The next system to be completed will be at the North Charleston store and plans are underway for construction on systems at the Charleston and Summerville stores to begin later this spring.
The systems are being partially funded by a program offered by South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). The utility company’s Distributed Energy Resource Program’s goal is to increase the distribution of alternative energy sources by making solar power a more affordable option for businesses.