The Brooklyn Navy Yard is getting a green makeover, to the tune of $15 million in state funds; no word on the supermarket, but part of the plan is to install what will be the state's largest solar panel there.

GlobeSt gets in to the details, noting that "Brooklyn political leaders came together against the backdrop of former machine shops, where German U-boats were once de-constructed, to announce" the plan, which will ultimately create "a multi-tenanted green manufacturing center as well as an exhibition and visitors’ center, with the goal of crating nearly 300 green-collar jobs." On top of job creation, the project’s goal also aims to "expose the rich and critical history of New York City."

The financial breakdown goes like this: The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. will put $10.5 million towards the 220,000-square-foot Green Manufacturing Center (made up of three connected structures, "the building will be LEED-certified and will include the state’s largest solar panel installations). In addition, $4.5 million will help complete BNYDC92, otherwise known as Building 92, which will eventually be a community facility and exhibition center. Work is slated to begin in mid-October and is the current finish line is sometime in mid-2011. Earlier this year, a Brooklyn Navy Yard building got the city's first wind turbines.