GM partners with DTE on solar array at transmission plant

The Associated Press

General Motors Co. is partnering with DTE Energy Co. to build an 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant.

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. is partnering with DTE Energy Co. to build an 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant.

Detroit-based GM says 2,800 solar panels will generate electricity that will go back to the grid. DTE will own the array on 4.25 acres of land leased from GM.

Warren Transmission builds front-wheel drive transmissions for a variety of GM's vehicles as well as the drive unit for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

GM says the solar array will generate about 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual electricity needs of about 135 homes.

GM currently houses 46 megawatts of solar power at 19 facilities around the world.

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