Volkswagen Switches On Its Largest Solar-Energy Complex

You are here

Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG switched on its largest photo-voltaic installation worldwide as Europe’s biggest carmaker builds on its U.S. auto factory’s recognition by an environmental group for sustainable operations.

The solar park occupies 33 acres (13 hectares) next to the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where VW produces the Passat mid-size sedan for the U.S. market, and provide 13 percent of energy needs during production hours, the manufacturer said.

“We are proud to power up the biggest solar park of any car manufacturer in North America,” Frank Fischer, head of VW’s Chattanooga operations, said in a statement today.

Read the full story from Bloomberg News

Related News

Sign up for the latest alerts

Get emails from SEIA and be the first to know about solar news and issues in your state.

Or, sign up for our press list.

Related Content

Contact Information

To schedule an interview with one of SEIA's spokespeople, please contact:

  • Alex Hobson, Press Officer & Communications Manager at 202.556.2886

Sign up for our press list.

SEIA was named one of Association Trends' Top 25 Facebook Savvy Organizations in 2015.

Solar Update

Solar Generation