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GM is partnering to build its largest solar array in Michigan near the Warren Transmission factory. With 2,800 panels, the site can make 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.


Nothing like a hot Michigan summer to power a few homes.

General Motors, along with DTE Energy, will install a 516-kilowatt solar array at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant – home of the Chevrolet Volt. The array, hailed by GM as the largest in southeast Michigan, will generate enough electricity to charge 150 Volts per day or 54,750 Volts a year. The 264,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

Ford's retooled Michigan Assembly Plant in the city of Wayne is now home to one of the largest solar arrays in all of Michigan. Detroit Edison, Xtreme Power and the state have teamed up with Ford to install a 500-kilowatt solar array along with a 750-kilowatt battery system with 2 megawatt-hours of energy – enough to power 100 average homes in Michigan for a year. The solar setup powers production of the Focus and Focus Electric and sends excess energy back to the grid.

Although Porsche may not employ a lot of green tech in their cars (though that is starting to change), the same can not be said of their facilities. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) has just installed a huge solar array atop their operations in Ontario, California. With design and implementation from HelioPower and using panels from Sharp Solar Energy Solutions, the iconic sports car brand can now boast of having 135,000 carbon-free kWh a year courtesy of the 372 modules in the setup. Tha

General Motors is installing a huge solar array on top of their 300,00 sq. ft. service parts warehouse in Fontana, CA that will be capable of generating 1.3 million kWh of electricity annually. The array will generate about half of the electricity requirements of the facility as well as providing enough power back to the grid to feed 300 homes.