This fall, the world’s largest rooftop solar power system is being constructed on top of GM‘s assembly plant in Spain and, given the size, it seems obvious that they would choose to use solar laminate “film”, rather than traditional panels. Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. will be doing all of the work, and using their state-of-the-art Uni-Solar thin-film flexible solar laminates to produce roughly 15 million kilowatt hours every year (that’s enough to power around 4,500 homes). GM and ECD have a history of working together – the GM plants in Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana both have Uni-Film rooftops to provide renewable energy to their buildings. It’s great to see GM taking the responsibility of powering their facilities with sustainable power, and taking themselves off the grid.
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