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How car dealerships can crush their utility bills with solar

Why are auto dealerships turning to solar?

Auto dealers, most of which are independently owned, have very high electricity costs. Many dealers have repair shops in addition to their showroom and office areas. Some of the equipment and systems commonly used at dealerships include paint booths, compressors, HVAC and lighting, all which require a high amount of electricity usage, often during costly peak usage hours.

According to the National Auto Dealers Association, on average auto dealerships use more energy than a typical office building per square foot. (110kBTU vs. 93kBTU). Adding a solar array or solar canopies helps cut a dealership’s energy bills significantly.

Hear from the GM of Primo Honda in San Carlos

According to David Meese, General Manager of Primo Honda, the recently installed 189.4 kW photovoltaic (PV) system not only spotlights their company’s commitment to renewable energy, but it will also help offset a significant percentage of their annual electricity costs. “We wanted to showcase our dedication to ‘green’ business management and prove that any business can continue being profitable while being better stewards of the planet,” Meese said.

Additional benefits of solar for car dealers

Auto dealerships who are NADA members have the option to participate in NADA’s Energy Stewardship Initiative. Run in partnership with Energy Star, the four-step program encourages car dealerships to reduce their energy consumption by a minimum of 10% to reduce their impact on the environment and save in energy costs. Companies who participate in the program receive recognition from both Energy Star and NADA. This may be appealing to energy-conscious consumers who are considering the purchase of a new vehicle.

How much does solar cost for car dealerships?

Simply complete the online form on this page and send it to us or call us at (510) 845-2997 or (800) 233-4786 so we can evaluate your property specifications, analyze your building’s utility bills and provide you with an estimate of your long-term cost savings.

If you like what you hear, we’ll come out to perform a free site inspection and follow up with a proposal.

And, we’ll help you determine eligibility for tax credits or incentives which help defray the investment in solar.

Every dealership is different! When you contact us, we’ll provide a custom estimate for you.

Work with Sun Light & Power, California’s solar experts since 1976

Our solar experts are highly skilled at designing aesthetically pleasing systems that maximize power generation while minimizing installation cost.

We have provided value and excellent customer experience for over 40 years.

Sun Light & Power is 100% employee owned, which means all employee-owners are vested in your success.

We help car dealerships generate their own power.

Find out how adding solar panels can generate financial savings for your car dealership. Fill out the form or call us at 800.233.4786 to request your free consultation today!