GlaxoSmithKline building large solar array in York County
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare will put what it says is the largest rooftop solar array in North America on top of its East Manchester Township, York County, distribution facility.
The nearly 11,000 solar panels will cover an area on the roof about the size of seven football fields, according to the U.K.-based company.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is a supplier of dental health products, over-the-counter medicines and nutritional drinks, according to the company’s website.
The array will generate enough power to run the 500,000-square-foot building, the company said.
A $1 million grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority and $4.1 million in federal tax credits will help pay for the project, according to GlaxoSmithKline.
North Chelmsford, Mass.-based American Capital Energy will install the solar panels over the next two months, with about 100 people working at the site, GlaxoSmithKline said.