Summerville, SC- Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) will be constructing a 4 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system and 470 kilowatts (kW) worth of parking canopies at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility located on Wallops Island, a six- square-mile island off the coast of Virginia.
Wallops Flight Facility was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as a center for aeronautic research. July 1945, Wallops launched its first rocket. Since then, more than 16,000 rockets have lifted off from its facilities. Today, Wallops is managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center and is considered NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs.
Since incorporation, NASA has been innovating and utilizing solar panels to power space missions and critical space station operations. NASA’s involvement in the evolution and applications of solar energy technology has revolutionized the way power is generated and distributed globally.
This will be HSGS’s third solar energy project for NASA. CEO of HSGS, Col (Ret.) Dave McNeil states, “NASA has always been a leader among federal agencies in setting and achieving sustainability goals. Wallops solar energy systems will generate decades worth of energy savings for NASA”. The construction of the Wallops ground array and parking canopies is set to begin summer 2019.
HSGS is a veteran-owned business leading the way in global energy security by designing and building renewable energy and microgrid systems. Serving government, commercial, industrial, and utility clients, HSGS’s breadth of experience includes projects that span the continental United States as well as overseas.