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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:42:15 PM

German car maker Volkswagen AG has powered up a giant 9.5 megawatt solar system that will provide about 12.5 percent of the electricity used at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, manufacturing plant.
The solar park is designed to produce 13.1 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the energy consumed annually by about 1,200 homes in the area, Volkswagen said on Wednesday.
The solar park occupies 33 acres, or half of the 66-acre land parcel adjacent to the VW plant. It contains 33,600 solar modules from Chinese solar power manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd, VW said.
VW said the solar park, which came online Wednesday, produces enough power to meet 12.5 percent of its manufacturing plant's electricity during full production and 100 percent during non-production periods.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:30:04 AM

100% during non-production periods. Sounds like just enough to keep the lights on.
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:20:37 AM

hope it proves economic
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:54:34 PM

Good idea
Go VW!
lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:06:37 PM

Way to go
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:39:15 AM

Publicity.
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:13:49 AM

Okay.
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:41:12 AM

good ...but it seems to take up a lot of room...
Bussman
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 1:11:56 AM

Farfignuggin!
andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:15:03 PM

Way to go, VW.
GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:11:31 PM

Same response as with the wind power article.

P.S. Now how about a bunch more like them?

jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:54:16 PM

Good for VW on a nice addon power system.
csblesson
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:25:09 PM

Good
HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:21:21 PM

k
bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:39:38 PM

another repost. See the front page to see the original posting
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:17:45 PM

VW using Chinese solar panels. Interesting.
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:16:12 PM

Keep those TDI's coming...
montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:24:28 PM

Good news
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:38:38 PM

Hope the sun can keep up.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:23:44 PM

Sorry repost
bcline909
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:54:19 PM

wooo!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:54:01 PM

isnt that special
fencemanNY
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:44:25 PM

Way to go VW.
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