Hyundai Goes Green with Photovoltaic Rooftop Powerplant
As part of the company’s plan to expand the use of renewable energy and help reduce global warming, Hyundai will install about 40,000 solar photovoltaic modules to the rooftops of Asan’s press, welding, assembly and engine facilities by the end of 2013.
The electricity produced by the Asan plant will be purchased by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), who will sell it to areas near the plant, including Asan City. With an area of 213,000 square meters, the photovoltaic rooftop will reportedly produce up to 11.5 million KWh of electricity per year, which is enough to supply “juice” for up to 3,200 households.
According to Hyundai, the construction will not require any additional land and won’t cause environmental issues.