Commercial, Solar - May 15, 2020
GM's largest North America plant goes 100% solar-powered
General Motors’ largest facility in North America will soon be powered by 100% solar power under a new green tariff agreement that is expected to increase their renewable energy use in the U.S. to 50% by 2023.
The automobile giant completed the agreement with Tennessee Valley Authority to supply their Spring Hill Manufacturing plant with up to 100 MW of solar energy per year. The solar farm is currently under development by Origis Energy in Lowndes County, Miss.
“Our commitment to renewable energy is part of our vision of a world with zero emissions,” Dane Parker, GM chief sustainability officer, said in a statement. “We’re committed to using our scale and relationships to increase renewable energy demand and availability.”
GM has set a target to source 100% of its electricity for GM-owned sites in the U.S. from renewable sources by 2030. They have ranked in the number 12 spot of the EPA’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from their Green Power Partnership program.
The Spring Hill Manufacturing plant spans 2,100 acres and is the production site of GM’s GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 and XT6 models, in addition to several engines.