GM Goes Solar

General Motors (GM) recently announced that they were adding the world’s largest, rooftop, solar power installation to its car assembly plant in Zaragoza, Spain. The solar installation will have 85,000 solar panels covering about 2,000,000 sf of roof space, it will generate about 15.1 million kWh of power annually, and it will cost $78.5 million. Additionally, the solar panels will avoid about 7,000 tons of emissions each year, and it the installation should be completed in Fall 2008.


  1. finnegan

    IMO, that roof has more to do with PR and damage control than energy savings. If GM wanted to help the environmental cause, they wouldn’t have killed the EV-1.

    It’s highly unlikely I’ll ever buy a GM vehicle.

  2. Garfield

    well, every little helps. even if it is to do with PR – which it probably is – at least they are doing SOMETHING. How many companies are out there doing absolutely nothing?!

    Total Solar Energy

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