The General Services Administration has invested $28 million into a solar roof for a federal building in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reports.
The Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center now has the largest array of solar panels producing electricity in the Midwest, with 6,152 SunPower solar panels on the roof producing 2 megawatts of electricity for use inside the building.
“This is the future in a green economy. It is not exotic. We see here that it is real,” GSA Administrator Martha Johnson said.
The Indianapolis project was funded with dollars from the American Recovery and Investment Act and created jobs during the year of construction to reinforce and strengthen the roof and to install the solar panels.