29 Aug '12, 9am

GM on Target to Meet Solar Energy Commitments - Triple Pundit

GM on Target to Meet Solar Energy Commitments - Triple Pundit

(GM) announced a commitment last year to double its solar use from its current 30 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW by 2015. GM’s newly installed 8.15 MW solar rooftop array on its Opel Rüsselsheim facility in Germany will help the car company meet its target. The solar array is one of the largest in Europe, equivalent to the area of 32 soccer fields, and represents a carbon reduction of about 3,150 tons a year, or equal to the amount of carbon isolated every year by 609 acres of pine forests. It will generate about 7.3 million kilowatt hours (kW) and will feed into the grid of the plant to be used to produce vehicles. Excess solar power will feed into the public grid.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/gm-meeting-solar-ener...

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