Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS), a project developer and engineering, procurement, and construction firm, has completed a 516.5 kW solar project atop a Target store in Lexington, S.C. The company claims the installation is the largest ballasted rooftop solar PV system in South Carolina.
HSGS says the project is part of 3 MW that will be installed on seven Target stores throughout the state. Work has already been completed on two Target stores in Columbia and Aiken, and work is currently under way in North Charleston. HSGS is also installing solar on stores in Charleston and Summerville, with construction beginning this spring.
With these seven South Carolina stores, Target Corp. is taking advantage of the Distributed Energy Resource Program offered by South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. As HSGS explains, the program aims to increase the amount of distributed energy resources, such as solar, that are interconnected with the utility’s distribution. To achieve this, the utility offers competitive rates for solar production on customer facilities, making solar more affordable for businesses in the state.