US – The 800KW installation, constructed on 4.25 acres of land in collaboration with DTE Energy, will have 2,800 panels capable of generating around 1m KWh of electricity per year. The array at Warren Transmission Plant will be GM’s largest in Michigan.
“By supporting this project and making renewable energy commitments globally, we will surpass our goal to promote 125MW of clean power by 2020,” said Rob Threlkeld, GM’s global manager of renewable energy.
The vehicle-maker currently has a supply of 46MW of solar power at 19 facilities worldwide, and the new array at Warren joins an existing installation at the nearby GM Technical Center.
Warren Transmission also recently received the Energy Star Challenge award from the US Environmental Protection Agency, after reducing its energy intensity by 12.3% over two years. Furthermore, the plant is landfill-free – reusing, recycling or converting to energy all the waste from daily operations.