Among this week’s good news in solar energy is the hefty mention of the General Motors plant in Toledo, Ohio going solar. The solar panels that have been installed on the car maker’s Ohio plant location are known to work well in any type of weather conditions and in flat territory, making them a great choice for this local.
The decision to go solar at all was brought on by a local energy company who approached the plant manager for the green light. According to manager Joe Choate, the local company offered innovative ideas for solar energy use that he and other thinkers at GM had not yet considered, which is why they chose that local company, called Solscient, to do the work on the plant.
According to the Columbus Dispatch article which ran in early April, “The spread, which goes online this week, is the first part of a three-phase, 1.8-megawatt project that will feed renewable power back into GM’s plant for at least the next 20 years.”
Now that’s impressive! The array (previously referred to as “the spread”) is approximately 80,000 square feet, all located right there on the rooftop of the Toledo GM plant. As Joe Choate and others with GM explained, they had known they wanted to go solar for a long, long time, they just weren’t sure who to reach out to for help, how to get the job done, or which way would be the most cost effective over time. After having the help of Solscient, they are living the solar dream–which reminds us to tell all the local solar energy companies across the country: You never know which large enterprise like GM could need your help until you ask! If you have a heavy hitter like this in your backyard, you could very easily be their Solscient! And the thing is, you won’t know until you ask that they are lost and looking for solutions that only someone who works in the solar industry can give them. So let’s band together to make solar energy as much a part of the American corporate landscape as cash and company picnics!
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