Atlanta’s own transit system MARTA awarded grant for solar panels

Atlanta’s mass transit system, MARTA, is taking eco-friendly strides towards cleaning up their energy usage by installing new solar panels over 220 bus parking stalls at their maintenance facility in Decatur. How is this possible with all of this talk of MARTA running out of money? They received a $10.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, along with 43 other public transit systems also slated for grant money.

The new solar panels will generate enough electricity to more than cover the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility’s consumption each year and will become the largest photovoltaic system in Georgia. The transparent panels will let in light during the day and light up the facility at night.

Read the article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle here!


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