Giant South Korean solar roof top being planned by Renault Samsung
Renault Samsung Motors has announced it is working on a 1.4MW rooftop solar station at its new logistics centre in South Korea. The automaker said the installation would generate 1,387MW of electricity a year upon its completion in September, supplying electricity to the company’s logistics facility in the county of Haman, in South Gyeongsang province. The giant rooftop array will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 900 tonnes annually. The move is the first step in a wider solar power initiative from the firm that could see larger solar arrays installed at more of its facilities. Renault already makes use of green technologies at some of its European plants. Renault also uses cogeneration equipment; comprising a gas turbine-driven 44MW alternator at its assembly factory in Flins, France, which was installed in 1999.