Toyota Manufacturing UK Goes Solar
Toyota and British Gas threw the switch to launch a UK industry-leading initiative in sustainable energy generation at Toyota Motor Manufacturing United Kingdom (TMUK) this week. Covering almost 1 million square of industrial land on the TMUK Burnaston site, the new solar power system is the largest installed by any vehicle manufacturer in the UK. The "array" of about 17,000 solar panels has the capacity to save 2,200 tons of CO2 emissions from the complex each year, and realize an energy saving equivalent to 4.6 GWh ? roughly the power needed to build 7,000 cars or just over 5% of the total.