DTE to add 400 MW of Michigan solar to power Stellantis
The Lapeer solar park. Photo by: DTE Energy (www.dteenergy.com).
Amsterdam-based automobile conglomerate Stellantis NV (EPA:STLA) will power 70 of its sites in Michigan entirely with green electricity by 2026 via a contract with DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) backing 400 MW of new solar power generation projects.
The companies have entered a partnership in support of Stellantis’ goal to achieve carbon net zero emissions for its global operations by 2038, the vehicle manufacturer said on Monday. It added that the solar power volumes will help it lower its carbon emissions in North America by 50% and across its production locations by 30% by 2026.
The fresh photovoltaic (PV) capacity will be added through Stellantis’ enrollment in DTE Energy’s MIGreen Power renewable energy programme. It will be powering 70 of the carmaker's southeast Michigan sites, both manufacturing and non-manufacturing.
"Today's collaboration is the second largest renewable energy purchase through a utility in American history [..]," said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
In August, US automaker Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) agreed to procure 650 MW of solar from DTE Energy through its participation in the utility’s MIGreen Power programme, enabling it to assemble its vehicles with the equivalent of 100% green electricity by 2025.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.