General Motors to bulk up on solar panels at two plants

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.

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The company said the solar panels will generate roughly 400,000 kilowatt hours of power, and are projected to power two plants and add renewable energy to the power grid in the surrounding region.

"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.