HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A local company is now using solar power for energy.
A ribbon cutting took place at Avion on Research Drive on Tuesday in Huntsville.
The company is celebrating the addition of a new 50-kilowatt solar system to their facility.
"When the sun is shining bright, it will produce 50-kilowatts of energy," said Randy Buckner, director of research and development for the company. "That will be turned into power that actually provides to the grid, so we can put it on the grid and immediately buy the power back into the building for use."
Avion officials say they decided to go solar to make their facility more efficient.