Toyota installs solar-powered carport at Mexico facility

Japanese multinational automaker Toyota has installed a new photovoltaic carport at one of its manufacturing facilities in northwest Mexico. The system installed by Kyocera Solar covers a part of the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Japanese multinational automaker Toyota has installed a new photovoltaic carport at one of its manufacturing facilities in northwest Mexico.

The system installed by Kyocera Solar covers a part of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Baja California (TMMBC) facility’s parking area and will help the firm cut its carbon emissions by more than 28 tons every year.

It features a total capacity of 24 kW, which is expected to generate up to 121kWh of renewable electricity every day – equivalent to the daily energy requirement of around 15 homes.

Joe Da Rosa, President of TMMBC said: “Toyota’s commitment to the environment is a way of life, both within our operations and in our products. We are pleased to partner with Kyocera to install this solar carport as a visible reminder of our efforts to create a healthier environment for future generations.”

Kyocera also installed a 2,000KW solar power generating system at Toyota’s Tsutsumi plant in Japan in 2008.