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Automobile firm Porsche has agreed with Cherry Street Energy, the largest solar power provider in Georgia (United States), to build and operate a solar power microgrid on One Porsche Drive.

Installation of the solar microgrid will begin in September and is expected to be completed in 2023, kicking off a 25-year operating agreement between Porsche and Cherry Street Energy, which will own, operate and maintain the microgrid, selling electricity to the German firm.

Through this direct transaction, Cherry Street Energy will provide stable energy rates and provide significant and measurable reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for Porsche.

Cherry Street Energy estimates that the HQ solar panel array will generate 2,050 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year, which represents an estimated CO2 reduction of 1,451 tonnes per year or the equivalent of avoiding 3.6 million km driving an average passenger car. Is.

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One Porsche Drive is the subject of an investment of $50 million (49.3 million euros at current exchange rates) which includes the construction of a second driver training track open to the public, which will be operational in early 2023.

In addition to a solar-powered microgrid, the campus will use specially formulated concrete to reduce its carbon content, benefit from extensive water reuse and recycling, non-irrigated indigenous landscaping solutions, green walls and biodiversity. This will include a comprehensive charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

The new campus expansion is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, which recognizes the high standards of leadership in energy and environmental design, which have already been awarded to the existing One Porsche Drive campus.

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