29 Nov '13, 4am

VW Builds Industry’s Largest Solar Panel Installation - via @HybridCarsCom

VW Builds Industry’s Largest Solar Panel Installation - via @HybridCarsCom

The Volkswagen Group, though its Spaniard Seat division, now has the biggest solar panel installation in the automotive industry. The solar panel array is located at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Known as the Seat al Sol (Seat Sun) project, the third and final phase of which was completed this month, the array comprises of 53,000 solar panels covering a 270,000 square meter (2,906,244 square foot) area. VW explained that it generates 15,000,000 kilowatt-hours per year, which is a quarter of the energy required annually to produce the new Seat Leon. This solar array is said to reduce Martorell’s environmental impact significantly, saving 7,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year in the production process. The Project Seat al Sol was developed in partnership with photovoltaic panel developer Gestamp Solar and was done so, says VW, without interrupting car manufacturing at the Martore...

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