GM Invests $7.5M in Solar Power Technology

By Scott Sarvay

July 28, 2011 Updated Jul 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM EST

DETROIT (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - General Motors announced a $7.5 million investment in solar technology to help the automaker double its solar power by 2015.

The money will build facilities in suburban Detroit and Ontario to develop technologies to harness sunlight energy and design solar charging stations at GM facilities over the next five years.

That means Chevy Volt drivers will be able to drop their cars off at a dealership to re-charge with solar energy and any unused solar power will off-set the dealership's electricity usage.

Those locations will be announced at a later date.

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