MARTASUN Sun Project

Atlanta Business Cronicle
Jun 8-14, 2012

LeMay employs innovation for solar panel canopy

LeMay Electric Inc.
MARTASUN Solar Canopy at the Laredo Drive Bus Maintenance Facility
Project Prime/General contractor: New South Construction Co.
Project Owner:  MARTA

MARTASUN-Solar-CanopyThe MARTA Laredo Bus Mainenance Facility Solar Canopy is a 1.17 mega watt solar power project with a future expansion capacity of up to 2.5 mega watts.  Also known as the MARTA Sun project, it is the largest solar project in Georgia and the second largest transit system solar project in the country.

LeMay Electric Inc. built the canopy, which is a 190,000-square-foot steel structure spanning an existing 220-capacity MARTA bus parking lot.

Half of the canopy supports 4,900 240-watt solar panels and the other half has perforated metal roofing panels to provide shade for the buses.  The canopies are equiped with 710 light-emitting diode fixtures to provide energy efficient lighting.

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