Freedom Solar Power recently completed installing 10,000 solar panels at multiple U.S. dealerships for Group 1 Automotive. Group 1 intends to complete solar installations at 25 sites by the end of 2024.
“Group 1 is a premier, global, publicly traded automotive retailer and we are honored to work with them to implement their dynamic solar program,” said Freedom Solar Power Head of Commercial Sales Kyle Frazier. “For years we have worked with automotive dealerships across the nation to help make their businesses more energy- and cost-efficient. This alliance with Group 1 will multiply the effects of our efforts many times over.”
According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), energy costs can be a dealership’s third-highest operating expense due to long operating hours and energy-intensive showrooms and lots. Many dealers are turning to solar to mitigate their high energy expenditures and ensure electricity reliability. Switching to solar power also demonstrates the dealership’s commitment to environmental sustainability, which is appreciated by an increasingly large segment of the public.
Freedom Solar Power National Automotive Manager Ryan Ferrero added, “Going solar is rapidly becoming a movement in the automotive industry. Dealerships often have ample roof areas to accommodate solar arrays powerful enough to offset a large percentage of their energy costs. The more auto dealers learn about solar power, the more they see it as an effective environmental, social and business strategy that is a win-win.”
Freedom Solar works directly with automotive manufacturers supporting solar installations for their franchised dealers that carry Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, Volvo, Audi, Hyundai/Genesis, and Porsche.
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