All fine and good, but the harsh reality is the solar energy now supplies only 0.1% of the U.S. electricity consumption.
Read the full article here:DETROIT - General Motors is now a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association, joining other renewable energy advocates supporting a strong U.S. solar industry.
"Part of our renewable energy goal as a company involves helping other organizations learn how to successfully implement renewable energy strategies," said Rob Threlkeld, renewable energy manager for GM. "Joining SEIA enables us to reach a pool of like-minded companies committed to making solar energy a significant energy source."
Last year, SEIA ranked GM as the No. 1 automotive solar user in the United States. It placed No. 13 among other companies, such as IKEA and Walmart, making significant use of solar power.
"SEIA is thrilled that General Motors has made solar deployment such an integral part of their global sustainability practices," said Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO Rhone Resch. "Transportation and energy are intrinsically linked, and GM's decision shows the company's keen understanding of the synergies between the two industries.
"We're looking forward to having GM at the table to discuss how we can provide clean affordable transportation and energy options for the American people," Resch said.