Vitesco Technologies Completes Solar Sustainability Project at Auto Manufacturing Plant in Texas

March 7, 2024
The project is expected to generate roughly 4,800 MWh per year through 4,800 solar panels - accounting for nearly 13% of Vitesco's annual energy consumption

Vitesco Technologies, an international provider of powertrain technologies and solutions for electromobility, has completed a solar sustainability development project at its Seguin, Texas, auto manufacturing plant. 

The solar project is part of a three-party Power Purchase Agreement between Vitesco, San Antonio-based equipment provider Big Sun Solar, and the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC).

The 2.6 MWdc solar project is built on 12 acres near the manufacturing facility in Seguin. Under the agreement, Big Sun Solar will build, own, and operate the solar project, while Vitesco Technologies will purchase the electricity generated to offset its energy consumption from GVEC.

The project is expected to generate roughly 4,800 MWh per year - enough to power 330 homes annually - through 4,800 solar panels, which use trackers to follow the sun's changing position throughout the day. This will account for nearly 13% of Vitesco’s annual energy consumption at the manufacturing facility. 

"Powering clean mobility is our mission, and that certainly includes taking responsible actions supporting our manufacturing processes to reduce the environmental effects of the automotive industry," said Dr. Hans-Juergen Braun, Global Head of Operations for Vitesco Technologies. "This solar energy project owes its success to the dedication and vision of our team in Seguin as well as our partners with Big Sun and the GVEC."