17,000 solar panels now providing renewable energy to Nexteer’s Saginaw site – MLive.com

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BUENA VISTA TWP, MI — Nexteer Automotive officials this week announced the company had turned on its new 25-acre, 17,000-panel solar field at its Saginaw County site.

The solar panels now provide renewable energy to Nexteer’s operations at 3900 E. Holland Road in Buena Vista Township.

Nexteer’s solar field, which was established in partnership with NorthStar Clean Energy, will “reduce the site’s operational costs through a renewable energy source with a fraction of the emissions compared to traditional sources,” company officials said.

“Nexteer is thrilled to celebrate Earth Week by officially powering on our new Saginaw solar field and begin using renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our site’s operational costs,” Jill Dralle, Nexteer’s vice president and USA chief operating officer, said in a statement.

“The investment and activation of our Saginaw solar field generates positive impacts both inside and outside Nexteer – marking an important proof point of our commitment to sustainability and to the future of our USA Operations site in Saginaw. I’m very proud of the teamwork and dedication between Nexteer and NorthStar Clean Energy that turned this solar field vision into reality.”

NorthStar Clean Energy President Brian Hartmann said Nexteer is “on the frontier of the clean energy transformation.

“We’re proud to help bring the company’s sustainability goals to life,” Hartmann said in a statement. “Nexteer’s Saginaw solar field is a great example of how smart companies can make choices that are good for the planet and for their bottom line.”

Company officials anticipate the new solar field will lower greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 7,000 metric tons — equivalent to 780,000 gallons of gasoline — annually.

Nexteer is a leading global motion control technology company; its product and technology portfolio includes electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steer-by-wire systems, steering columns and intermediate shafts, driveline systems and software solutions.

For more information about Nexteer’s commitment to sustainability, visit nexteer.com/sustainability.

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