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Automotive group annually saves more than $45,000 in energy costs

“Solar just makes good business sense in today’s energy environment.”

—Linda McGinty
VP of Real Estate, Luther Auto Group
SunPower

Featured Success Story

Boulder Nissan Leads the Charge to Solar Powered Dealerships

Working with Independent Power Systems (IPS), Boulder Nissan made the strategic decision to retrofit its lighting and install solar. The combined energy efficiency and solar project is expected to save the dealership nearly $400,000.

On average, auto dealers consume 18 percent more energy than a typical office building, facing nearly $2 billion in energy costs annually. What if you could eliminate that cost?

Auto Dealerships with Solar



Covert Auto

Solar offsets 53% of this Texas dealer’s energy costs, and should pay for itself in about four years. Learn More


Luther Auto

Luther Auto, the largest privately owned auto group in the Midwest, has installed solar at 10 of its dealerships. Learn More


Toyota Vallejo

LED lighting and a new solar system helped this Bay Area dealership lower costs and grow community ties. Learn More

Demand Better Solar®

SunPower has been leading the way in solar for more than 30 years, delivering the best solar solution for your business. Our experience spans utility, commercial and residential markets, and our industry-leading technology produces 45% more power than conventional panels in the same space over 25 years.1

Financial Resources



How to Finance Solar Projects for Auto Dealerships
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Understanding Commercial Solar Financing Options: Power Purchase Agreement
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A Quick Introduction to the Solar Investment Tax Credit
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State-by-State: A Definitive List of Solar Policy Resources
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1 SunPower 327W compared to a Conventional Panel on same sized arrays (260W, 16% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), 3% more energy per watt (based on 3pty module characterization and PVSim), 0.75%/yr slower degradation (Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper, 2013).

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Covert Auto


Texas Ford and Chevy Dealerships Drive Sustainable Savings with Solar

Location:Hutto, TX
Installer:Freedom Solar
System Size:125.6 kW
Projected 25 Year Savings:$500,000
Installation Type:Rooftop
Estimated Electricity Offset:53%
Read Full Case Study

Luther Automotive


The solar system offsets Velocity’s electricity for showroom lighting, service department and air conditioning.

Location:10 location in WI and MN
Installer:Energy Concepts
System Size:454 kW combined
Installation Type:Rooftop
Projected Annual Savings:$45,100
Projected 25 Year Savings:$2.1 Million
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Toyota Vallejo


Toyota Vallejo Proves that Solar Boosts Bottom Line and PR

Location:Vallejo, CA
Installer:Cool Earth Solar
System size:251 kW
Installation Type:Rooftop
Projected First Year Savings:$120,000
Watch a flyover of the Toyota Vallejo installation

Three-Way Chevrolet


Three-Way Chevrolet Cuts Costs Today and Well into the Future

Location:Bakersfield, CA
Installer:A-C Electric
System size:600 kW
Installation Type:Carport
Projected First Year Savings:$198,820
Projected 25 Year Savings:Over $7 Million
Estimated Electricity Offset:95%

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