Largest U.S. Automaker Commits to Renewable Energy

General Motors, aiming to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040, is sourcing 180 megawatts of solar power from U.S. solar manufacturer First Solar, Inc., for three assembly plants in the Midwest. The solar energy is produced using photovoltaic (PV) solar modules manufactured by First Solar, which makes the modules using a unique process that requires minimal energy, water, and semiconductor material.

 

Cover photo shows a robot moving one of First Solar’s Series 6 PV modules at its manufacturing plant in Ohio. Cover photo is courtesy of First Solar, Inc. and General Motors.

 

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