At an energy conference in Boston, Mass. yesterday, General Motors announced plan to add two solar energy arrays in Michigan, increasing the company’s total to nine in the U.S.
Automotive News reports that the automaker plans to construct the 150-kilowatt solar panel installations at their processing center in Swartz Creek and their engine plant in Flint. The additions, which are estimated to be completed this fall, will provide the company with 60 megawatts of renewable energy globally when paired with land, gas, and biomass energy. General Motors intends to use 125 megawatts of renewable energy worldwide by 2020.
General Motors has partnered with Consumers Energy of Jackson, Mich. to complete the projects, which will be similar to those at GM’s assembly plants in Hamtramck and Orion Township, Mich.