SunPower system to power Toyota HQ
SunPower Corporation and Toyota announced that SunPower is designing and plans to construct a 7.75 MW solar power system at Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the auto maker plans to occupy next year. Expected to generate 25 per cent of the headquarters’ total electricity demand, the system is anticipated to be the largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies in Texas. The project will be comprised of three solar carport structures using high efficiency SunPower solar panels. Two of the carports will each have a 2.45 MW capacity, and are planned to be operational by mid-year 2017. The third, 2.83 MW solar carport is expected to be delivering power for the Toyota campus by end-of-year 2017.