GM to run largest N American factory on solar power

The solar park at NSA Mid-South in Tennessee. Photo Courtesy of Silicon Ranch

May 14 (Renewables Now) - US carmaker General Motors (NYSE:GM) has secured up to 100 MW of solar power capacity to supply its largest facility in North America under a new green tariff agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

The federal electric utility will deliver electricity generated at a solar farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi, to GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee. This will be done under TVA’s green tariff solution, known as the Green Invest programme.

The solar park that will feed the plant in Spring Hill is currently under development by Origis Energy.

The latest contract, which will become effective in late 2022, is seen to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50% in the US by 2023. Its goal is to source 100% of renewable power at its own sites in the US by 2030.

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