Hyundai carplant turns on 10MW PV

A rendering of modules on the roof of the Asan plant

A rendering of modules on the roof of the Asan plant

Automaker Hyundai Motor this week started running a 10MW solar rooftop array, South Korea’s biggest, on top of its factory in the city of Asan, roughly 100km south of Seoul.

A Hyundai spokesperson declined to reveal the PV panel supplier, telling Recharge only that the 40,000 modules were provided by a Korean manufacturer.

The installation, initially announced last May and spanning roughly 213,000 square metres of rooftop space, will generate 11.5 million kWh of electricity per year.

Hyundai will sell the electricity to utility Kepco.

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