General Motors, DTE Energy go green in Warren community


General Motors (GM), in partnership with DTE Energy, announced it is building a solar project to help bring green energy options to the Warren community.

The announcement is in line with the company’s strategy to meet the electricity needs of its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Rob Threlkeld, GM’s global manager of renewable energy, said, “Projects like these help GM better serve society by reducing environmental impacts.”

DTE owns the 2,862 panel-array, which was installed on 4.25 acres of a parking lot leased from GM Warren Transmission.

The solar array will generate approximately 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, the energy equivalent to powering the annual electricity needs of about 155 homes in southeast Michigan.

Today, DTE’s renewable energy portfolio includes 12 wind parks and 28 solar arrays in Michigan. In 2015, more than 10 percent of the electricity provided by DTE was generated from a renewable source in Michigan – enough clean energy to power more than 400,000 homes.

Rajani Baburajan