Under the collaboration deal, SCE&G will install, own and maintain thin-film solar laminate panels on the 787 Final Assembly building roof of Boeing’s North Charleston site.

SCE&G will then supplement the solar generated energy with power from its system resources, coupled with renewable energy certificates from its renewable generating facility, to meet all of Boeing’s energy requirements, the company said.

This solar installation will provide up to 2.6MW of electrical power for the site, enough to power approximately 250 homes.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh said the 787 Dreamliner is manufactured using fewer hazardous materials and designed to consume less fuel, and produce fewer emissions.