Mission Solar Energy LLC

Solar panels made in the Alamo City are helping to power one of NASA’s newest buildings.

A building at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is partially powered by more than 370 solar panels made by San Antonio-based Mission Solar Energy LLC.

“We are pleased that NASA has chosen to incorporate solar in its new building construction plans at the Marshall Space Flight Center,” Mission Solar Energy President and CEO Jae Yang said in a statement. “Our team is proud to design, engineer and assemble our solar panels in the U.S., and we are honored to deploy our technology to projects like this.”

The 120-kilowatt rooftop solar project comes as NASA is replacing and remodeling many of its pre-Apollo-era facilities at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Newer buildings at the rocket launch research facility were designed to be more technologically advanced and have a smaller carbon footprint.

NASA contractor Madison Electric Inc. selected South Carolina-based Hannah Solar Government Services LLC to design, engineer and install the array. Hannah’s design included using more than 370 MSE Mono 72 solar panels that were made at Mission Solar’s manufacturing plant at Brooks in south San Antonio.

The NASA project comes as Mission has been working to expand the use of its solar panels on industrial and commercial projects.

Over the past year, solar panels made by the San Antonio company have been used to help power Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and the Centro Oncológico Pediátrico de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico.

Article originally published here: San Antonio-made solar panels powering NASA