By Laura Barron-Lopez - 07/07/14 04:21 PM EDT
In an effort to expand its renewable energy, General Motors is building three acres of solar arrays at two of its Michigan plants.
The U.S. automaker is teaming up with Consumers Energy to build multiple 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays to be installed later this summer, Grand Rapids Press reports.
"The power being generated is not just for GM's benefit, but for the entire power grid as a whole," said Tom Wickham, a General Motors spokesman.
On top of powering the plants the new panels should power an extra 30 homes.