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General Motors partners with DTE Energy on Michigan solar array

800 kilowatt solar project will be automaker's largest in the state



WARREN, Mich.—General Motors is continuing its efforts to promote clean energy both on and off the road.

The automaker is partnering with DTE Energy to build an 800-kiowatt solar project at its Warren Transmission plant, a facility that builds front-wheel drive transmissions for a range of the company’s vehicles. The array will be the company’s largest solar plant in the Midwest state.

“By supporting this project and making renewable energy commitments globally, we will surpass our goal to promote 125 megawatts of clean power by 2020,” Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of renewable energy, said. “This new array, along with our solar array at the nearby GM Technical Center in Warren, makes GM’s commitment to clean energy visible to the Warren community.”

The installment will include 2,800 solar panels and generate 800 kilowatts of electricity for the Warren, Mich. grid. GM said DTE will own the array on land leased from GM.

Overall, GM currently houses 46 megawatts of solar power at 19 of its facilities across the globe.

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