Large Solar Array Planned at Ford Headquarters

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy Co. plan to build a large, roughly $5 million solar array at the automaker's world headquarters in suburban Detroit.
The companies announced Thursday that the project, funded by Detroit-based DTE Energy, will provide Ford employees in Dearborn with 360 covered parking spaces and 30 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.
Ford executive chairman Bill Ford says in a statement that the project reflects the automaker's "long history of innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability."
The solar canopy will have capacity to generate 1.038 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 158 average-sized homes. DTE Energy will build, operate and maintain the carport for 20 years. Construction is set to begin in September and be completed in early 2015. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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