Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, will install South Korea’s largest rooftop photovoltaic power plant at its manufacturing factory in Asan, Korea. A rooftop photovoltaic power plant is basically a system that uses photovoltaic panels to covert sunlight into electricity.
The purpose of this project is to reduce carbon emissions while easing the nation’s power supplies. Hyundai also plans to use more renewable energy and, in turn, eventually reducing global warming. The way this will work is by Hyundai generating electricity, while Korea Electric Power Corporation will purchase the electricity to sell it to the public. Hyundai will also plan to install 40,000 solar PV modules on the rooftops by 2013. This plant will supply up to 11.5 million kwh of electricity per year and eliminate 5,600 tons of carbon emissions This is the beginning step of going Eco-friendly. Currently South Korea is the only place Hyundai has chosen to build it, and it will hopefully spread worldwide. I hope that many other car companies begin the same process as Hyundai to fight against global warming.