|The arrow points to where the solar array will be at the Lordstown facility|
The energy that will eventually be produced by the array will be enough to power 1.5% of the facility, and will help eliminate almost 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the air. That is the equivalent of about 1,600 acres of U.S. forests in one year. While that 1.5% number does seem very small, any number is a certain step in the right direction.
|An aerial view of the Lordstown facility|
This announcement comes almost a year after GM announced the completion of the 1.8 megawatt solar array on the rooftop of GM's Toledo Transmission facility, in Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo array is currently the largest in the state, producing reportedly enough energy to power about 150 homes in the U. S. for a year. I don't think this really needs to be said, but when the Lordstown array is complete, it will also be the largest in the state.
|The array at the Toldeo Transmission facility|