As seen in The Herald Bulletin…

Several years ago, Johnson-Melloh, an Indianapolis-based construction company, embarked on a project that will have profound effects for three school districts serving Madison County students.

Johnson-Melloh was installing on its property a compressed natural gas station used to fuel the company’s vehicles and was trying to draw attention to it through a billboard on nearby I-465, said the company’s vice president, Craig Martin.

To solve the problem of visibility at night, the company wanted to install a high-efficiency LED light but needed a way to power it. That’s when a solar panel was installed.

“Solar became an opportunity to put lighting out there to get attention for the billboard,” Martin said. “That little project led us to putting solar on our office, all over the building on our property.”

Since then, Johnson-Melloh has installed nine solar plants for its use throughout Indianapolis and moved Indianapolis International Airport toward solar by installing a 25-megawatt array. READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE