Ford is planning to install a massive solar array at its headquarters that will generate enough electricity to power roughly 158 homes annually.
The American automaker is enlisting the help of DTE Energy Co. to install the panels, which will act as a cover to 360 parking spaces. Along with eliminating about 875 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the massive car canopy will have 30 charging stations that will be accessible to all Ford employees. When finished, this will be the largest solar array in Michigan, and the second-largest solar carport in the Midwest, after a 1.1-megawatt facility at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio.
“This is an innovative project that will benefit both DTE Energy and Ford, and is yet another example of our work toward building a more sustainable future,” said Donna Inch, CEO of Ford’s land development unit.
Construction will begin next month and is expected to last until the first quarter of next year. The cost of the project was not disclosed by Ford.
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