MARTA announces solar canopy project

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's transit authority has announced a new energy efficient solar canopy project.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, announced the project Friday in advance of Earth Day, which is this coming Friday.

The $10.8 million project, which is currently under construction, is funded by a federal grand and will be the largest solar canopy in Georgia and second largest structure of its kind at a U.S. transit system.

The solar panels will cover the 220 bus parking stalls at MARTA's primary bus maintenance facility in Decatur. They will be equipped with LED light fixtures that will provide enough lighting for safety and maintenance activities at night.

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