General Motors To Break Ground On New Solar Array At Bowling Green Assembly1
According to the latest Solar Means Business report released by Solar Energy Industries Association, General Motors ranks number one over all other automakers in solar energy usage.
Following up that honor is the latest announcement GM will break ground later this month on yet another solar array, this time at the Bowling Green assembly plant, home to the 2016 C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06.
The solar array will produce 1.2 million kilowatts of energy annually, equivalent to enough power to build 850 2016 C7 Corvettes.
In total, the company will house an industry-leading 11.4 megawatts of solar arrays across 16 U.S. facilities. Together these arrays generate nearly 15 million kilowatt hours of energy, avoiding the equivalent carbon emissions from 11 million pounds of coal burned.
Globally, GM will feature a solar footprint of 48 megawatts at 22 facilities, equivalent to the size of 130 American football fields.
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