CREWE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 2, 2012) - Motoring giants BMW and Honda are set to be next in line to fit solar pv panels at their production facilities.
Both of the behemoths in the automobile industry are looking to start incorporating more on-site solar electricity generation. Honda has been installing solar power generation systems at their plants all around Japan and they have so far reached a total combined capacity of 3.3 megawatts.
Honda's own solar power branch is Honda Soltec and they are using their own solar panels, the "Honda Soltec CIGS thin-film solar cells" on all of their branches. Among the recent installations by Honda there's been a 9 kilowatt-solar power system fitted at the Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo dealership. This installation marks the beginning of a solar power initiative from Honda that will see over 100 dealerships fitted with similar solar panels.
BMW has been pulled over to the 'green side' after having just recently finished installing 400 solar modules that each has a 240 watt capacity. They have been installed at BMW Manufacturing's heritage museum and visitor centre which is situated next to their South Carolina plant, in America.
According to the article on Energy Matters, the half a million dollar solar power system provides all of the electricity that is needed for BMW to power the Zentrum Museum. It is hoped that it will eventually be powering three new electric vehicle charging stations throughout the company's main facility.
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