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VW's grand opening of its Tennessee solar park  (Source:
It will produce 13.1 gigawatt hours of electricity per year

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RE: THIS is whats needed
By ShieTar on 1/25/2013 4:14:15 AM , Rating: 2
Sure there is empty space, you need to be able to walk between the panels to get maintenance access. Of course the given numbers may also include storage and conversion efficiencies instead of being the pure power output of the panels.

Regarding tax breaks and credits - sure they are an incentive. But VW is already operating other, if smaller, solar stations at other plants, like the 280kW installation in Emden, German. Regenerative power is definitly a consideration at VW, of course it is still traded against cost. They do like to keep making twice the profit of GM with two thirds of the revenue.

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