Constructed in 2021, this 140kW system is designed to provide enough solar power to run Acton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s entire auto dealership.
The project is split into two sections:
- A 128kW flat rooftop array using 291 SunPower 440W modules, mounted on SunPower’s Helix racking system.
- A 12kW solar awning, with 28 SunPower 440W modules affixed to the South side of the building using a custom structural design.
The solar awning can be seen by customers in the parking lot, and from the walking path behind the building. A highly visible feature like an awning, canopy, or carport helps promote auto dealer businesses as environmentally conscious, which is increasingly important while the automotive market pushes towards EVs.
By investing in solar energy, Acton CDJR has done more than unlock marketing potential. The SunPower equipment used in this project has an expected life of 40 years or longer, so they have lowered their energy costs and stabilized overhead for years to come.