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GM Installing Solar Panels at Chevy Volt Plant in Michigan

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, May 13 2011 under: DTE, Chevy Volt, GM, Commercial Solar, Michigan Solar, DTE Energy, General Motors

General Motors is continuing its slow but steady push to improve the energy efficiency of its operations and increase its use of renewable energy.

This week, the vehicle manufacturer announced that work began on a large photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant in southeastern Michigan, via Osha Gray Davidson.

At 516-kilowatts (kW) in size, the solar power array will produce enough electricity each year to fully charge 54,750 Chevy Volt electric cars, which (aptly) GM assembles at the plant.

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GM not so sure Hummer is "all that"

Posted by Margaret Collins In Friday, June 6 2008 under: GM, Solar Power Info, Hummer, auto industry, hybrid, cars

This blog title could have been a headline for The Onion not so long ago. And yet now, it's all in earnest. With oil topping $130 per barrel, a vehicle that gets somewhere around 10mpg suddenly seems like a burden rather than an asset. Remember when every new year seemed to bring another, bigger version of a GM SUV? Well, right now, "Eighteen of 19 planned new GM products will be cars or crossovers, and extra shifts will be added at plants that build some of its best selling compact cars, such as the Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6." (GreenBiz)

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