Installation of an 8.79MW SunPower solar energy system is underway at Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas. Source: Axium Solar.
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower has started construction on what is claimed to be the largest behind-the-meter solar power system in Texas upon completion.
The 8.79MW solar system is based at Toyota Motor’s North American headquarters in Plan, Texas, which the auto manufacturer plans to occupy this year.
Around 50 construction workers from local solar contractor Axium Solar are now installing SunPower's 20% efficient E-Series solar panels on steel carport structures across the top of four garages. SunPower is the only solar panel manufacturer in the world to achieve this certification. When complete, there will be more than 20,000 panels installed, which will generate enough clean energy to offset around 33% of Toyota’s needs.
"We are excited to see this solar power project start to really take shape on our new headquarters campus," said Kevin Butt, regional director of Toyota’s North American Environmental Division. "As a long-standing solar advisor, SunPower is helping us realize Toyota's 2050 global environmental challenge to eliminate carbon emissions in all operations."
"We're proud to partner with Toyota on this innovative solar project as the company works to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals," said Nam Nguyen, SunPower senior vice president. "The unique long-span carport design will feature SunPower's high reliability solar panels that deliver 30% more electricity than conventional solar, optimizing Toyota's renewable energy investment."
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability.
Now in its sixth successful year, Solar & Storage Finance USA is the only event which looks at raising capital for solar, storage and collocated solar and storage projects in the USA. The conference will help delegates understand how providers are evolving propositions for storage and how they can access capital for standalone solar or storage, and co-located projects. Meet debt providers, funders, utilities, corporate off takers and blue chip energy firms with capital to invest and developers with credible pipelines.