Evansville building largest solar panel canopy of its kind in U.S.

Evansville Regional Airport is marking the beginning of construction of a $6.5 million solar covered parking canopy.

The airport says the parking installation will generate 1.3 megawatts of power and will supply one-half of the terminal’s power.

The new canopy will use nearly 4,000 solar panels to cover almost 400 parking spaces and will be the largest of its kind in the country.