• Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:31AM
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Looks like green might replace red as the most popular color at Ferrari. The supercar manufacturer just added a whole roof-full of photovoltaics atop its Engine Mechanical Machining facility in Maranello. Those solar panels should cut Ferrari's outside power needs, reducing the amount of energy the company draws from the grid by about 210,000 kWh a year and could result in a 25-30% reduction in CO2 emissions.

The solar cells are the latest move in Ferrari's plan to improve environmental sustainability. They've already increased the natural ecological areas inside and outside the production and management facilities. Ferrari has also added an additional 200 trees to the 165,000 square meters of green space on campus in just the past six months. The system uses 1,075 Mitsubishi solar modules, but that doesn't mean you can tease Ferrari owners by saying that they drive something powered by a Mitsubishi motor.

[Source: AutoblogGreen]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      They "verde" their plants, which are cranking out 11 MPG cars.

      Oh, the irony.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, i was hoping for 4-6 mpg.

        We cant kill the planet fast enough. Gotta find a way to be more efficient.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Mr. Owl, How many PV Cells does it take to run the windtunnel?"

      "Lets find out...1, 2, 3...50...100..."
      • 6 Years Ago
      The cool thing about these systems is as these companies install them, it gets cheaper and cheaper for home users to install them..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I heart Mexicans
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't heart illegals when it comes to installing my solar panel, it can be a very expansive mistake.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For those who do not know, verde means green is Spanish. Frank found that out because he likes Mexican takeout, and to keep thing different orders salsa verde (green salsa).

      Wow, Frank, how do you do it all?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's an article about an ITALIAN automaker, using an ITALIAN word in the title.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Verde is also green in Italian.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The combined output of all those cells will fire up 1.7 espressos per hour.

      "Espresso verde" ..... that's a first. I hope the "baristas" in Portland don't pick up on that.
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