General Motors will continue to support its green initiative with the announcement of its newfound partnership with DTE Energy. The partnership will bring about Michigan’s largest solar array, checking in at 800-kilowatts.
“By supporting this project and making renewable energy commitments globaly, we will surpass our goal to promote 125 megawatts of clean power by 2020,” said Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of renewable energy. “This new array, along with our solar array at the nearby GM Technical Center in Warren, makes GM’s commitment to clean energy visible to the Warren community.
The 2,800 solar panels will create clean electricity to funnel back into the grid, with GM leasing the land to DTE Energy for the project. The solar array will produce 1 million kilowatts per year, enough to power 135 homes in southeast Michigan for one year.
Currently, GM harnesses 46 megawatts of power through 19 facilities globally. Upon completion of this latest project, GM’s solar arrays will equal the size of 125 NFL football fields.