SunPower brings online 8.8-MW solar plant for Toyota in Texas
SunPower panels at Toyota Motor North America HQ in Texas. Source: SunPower (www.us.sunpower.com).
SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) has completed the installation of an 8.79-MW solar power plant for the North American unit of Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp (TYO:7203).
The solar array was installed at Toyota Motor North America's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, SunPower said on Wednesday. The solar module maker and project developer was in charge of the original design of the photovoltaic (PV) facility and completed construction activities in less than six months, it added.
The solar canopies, consisting of over 20,000 of SunPower’s E-Series panels, were mounted across four parking garage spaces. The output of the system will help Toyota meet around 33% of its on-site power demand with solar generation.
Construction of the solar plant is in line with Toyta’s goal to achieve zero carbon emission levels at its operations until 2050 as part of its Environmental Challenge 2050 initiative. It is the fourth PV facility that SunPower installs for the automobile manufacturer and the largest corporate office on-site PV plant among non-utility companies in Texas, according to the press release.
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