24 May '11, 2pm

US Solar Development is Heating up in 2Q

An array of megawatt-scale solar projects are under development in the US, here's a sampling: General Motors broke ground this week on a $270 million plant expansion in Baltimore to make electric vehicle components. A 1.23 MW rooftop solar system is expected to provide 9% of the facility's annual energy consumption and save approximately $330,000 over the life of the project. Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) will build, own and maintain the solar system, and GM will purchase the electricity output under a 20-year agreement. The Baltimore Operations Complex, which houses GM's two-mode hybrid and heavy-duty transmission operations, is already a relatively green facility, having achieved net-zero landfill status in 2007. Now the facility will add electric motor design and production. GM also announced it will boost production of its flagship plug-in hybrid - the Chevy Volt - ...

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