Originally published on Solar Power World
The Ross Solar Group has reached an agreement with Gengras Motor Cars Inc. to install the two largest single SunPower rooftop solar installations to date in East Hartford, Conn. The systems will be located at the dealership group’s Volvo and Chevrolet facilities on Connecticut Blvd.
Comprised of 1,124 high-efficiency SunPower Panels, the two systems are expected to generate in excess of 450,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the system is expected to offset nearly 300 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
East Hartford-based Gengras Motor Cars has been a leading member of the Connecticut business community since 1937, with Volvo, Chevrolet, Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram, and Harley Davidson showrooms and service facilities on Connecticut Blvd., as well as a Volvo dealership in Meridian, Conn. and a BMW dealership in Springfield, Mass.
“These two high-profile green building projects are a great fit for us,” said third-generation Gengras Motor Cars Co-Owner and CFO Jonathan Gengras. “We are committed to implementing leading technology and demonstrating our continued pledge to be engaged and responsible corporate partners for growing renewable energy in East Hartford. Ross Solar Group’s commitment to quality, full transparency, and customer service made our choice easy when selecting the right partner for us.”
The project was made possible through awards that Ross Solar secured on Gengras Motor Cars’ behalf through the Connecticut ZREC program.
“We are proud to partner with a company like Gengras Motor Cars and the Gengras family,” said Robert Kline, director of commercial sales for Ross Solar. “We are able to deliver operational savings for the company while helping to secure a reliable renewable energy future for the State of Connecticut.”