Thursday, December 3, 2015

GM is Taking the Lead in Solar Energy For the Automotive Industry

GM is Taking the Lead in Solar Energy For the Automotive Industry

MT.PLEASANT, Mich. – According to the Solar Means Business report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), GM is taking the lead in solar energy for the automotive industry.

Not only is GM taking the lead in solar energy for the automotive industry, but it’s also ranked No. 20 in the top 25 solar-powered companies in the U.S. GM joined SEIA in 2013 to advocate for a stronger US solar industry. GM has added 10 solar arrays since then and also helped launch the Business Renewables Center.

In the next few months, GM has plans to add more than 2 megawatts of solar energy to its facilities. One of the additions will be a 466-kilowatt array at their Rochester Operations facility in New York. Another will be here in Michigan with an 800-kilowatt array at the Warren Transmission plant.

Adding to these solar arrays, GM is installing an 850-kilowatt array at their Bowling Green plant, home of the Chevrolet Corvette, in Kentucky. It will be the largest solar installation done by any car company in Kentucky. The array will generate 1.2 million kilowatt hours of energy annually, enough to make about 850 Corvettes.

Overall, GM has an industry-leading 11.4 megawatts of solar arrays powering through 16 U.S. facilities. These arrays generate about 15 million kilowatt hours of energy, which eliminates about 11 million pounds of coal burned.

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