Nissan seems to both boost its green image and save some money in electricity by installing two additional windmill turbines at its Sunderland plant. This means that the eight wind turbines there will be able to produce six percent of the electricity the plant needs to keep running.
Its estimated this project will save Nissan £1.4 million in electricity bills, plus stop 4,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. The windfarm, which is installed not on top of hills but at ground level, is claimed to be low-impact. Sunderland's factory also holds an ISO 14001 Certification in Environmental Management. This plant produces the Qashaqi, Note, Micra and Micra C+C.
Nissan also installed solar panels in its Barcelona plant in Spain. Both projects belongs to the marque's Green Program for 2010.
[Source: Nissan Europe]