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SEAT installs huge 53000 solar panel array: SEAT has taken the lead in solar power generation, installing the

SEAT installs huge 53000 solar panel array: SEAT has taken the lead in solar power generation, installing the

SEAT has taken the lead in solar power generation, installing the biggest solar panel array in the automotive industry, with a staggering 53,000 panels now fitted at its Martorell manufacturing plant. Covering 270,000 square metres-equivalent to 40 football pitches-the new installation is expected to generate 15,000,000kWh per year, enough to cover a quarter of the energy required to produce the new SEAT Leon. That reduces Martorell’s environmental impact significantly, saving 7,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The Project SEAT al Sol was developed by together with Gestamp Solar, to ensure the solar panel array was installed without interrupting car manufacturing. In fact, the solar panels also provided an additional benefit-with some serving as overhead project for completed cars against adverse weather conditions, with the cars sheltered underneath them. Since its i...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/1...

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