8.79 MW SunPower solar PV installation underway at New Toyota North America's headquarters

Installation of an 8.79-megawatt SunPower solar energy system is underway at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas.
Installation of an 8.79-megawatt SunPower solar energy system is underway at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas.

SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA, U.S.) on April 10th, 2017 announced that construction has begun on an 8.79 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Toyota Motor North America's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the auto maker plans to occupy this year.

Close to one megawatt larger than originally planned, it is expected to be the Lone Star State's largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies.

When complete, more than 20,000 PV panels will cover the area equal to 10 football fields, offering shade and protection to vehicles underneath.

The system is expected to generate enough solar power to offset approximately 33 percent of the headquarters' energy needs, reducing Toyota's reliance on traditional electricity from the grid.

Toyota is financing the SunPower solar PV project installed at its Plano, Texas, location through a power purchase agreement (PPA) arranged by SunPower. Toyota will own the renewable energy credits associated with the system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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