Envision Solar International, a prominent designer and developer of sustainable infrastructure products, announced the beginning of a nationwide initiative with General Motors (GM) that will launch next month at the Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC location.
This will be the first dealership to install the company’s Solar Tree array, which will generate as much as 33,000 kWh of clean renewable energy using a highly architecturally accretive platform.
“We’ll be implementing design enhancements provided by the Cadillac team to make the system uniquely theirs and supportive of the renowned car maker’s brand in a very positive and aesthetically-pleasing way,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO at Envision Solar. “The Solar Tree array installation is expected to be completed by early next year, so Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC will start accessing the energy by the first quarter of 2013. They will be the first dealership in the program which is very exciting.”
The eco-friendly initiative will shrink Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC’s carbon footprint dramatically. The reduction in greenhouse gasses from the Solar Tree array will equate to more than 2,500 gallons of gas consumed or 52 barrels of oil per year. This carbon offset is more than that resulting from five acres of pine forest or diverting 16,000 pounds of waste from a landfill. The installation of this highly architected array at the Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC will not only lower its environmental impact, but will improve the region’s built environment.
“It’s very exciting to be the first dealership to roll out this nationwide initiative,” said Jessie Dosanjh, General Manager of Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC. “Deploying this beautiful and iconic renewable energy landmark reiterates that we understand the wants and needs of the people in the Bay Area and is another example of how we’re fulfilling our commitment to the environment. We’re proud to take on a leadership role in this movement and encourage other Cadillac dealerships in the country to do the same.”
Equipped with integrated electric vehicle charging stations, the Solar Tree array can generate enough renewable energy to completely charge six electric vehicles each day. Envision Solar’s proprietary tracking system, EnvisionTrak, causes the array to follow the sun capturing more of its energy and increasing electrical output by nearly 25 percent over typical fixed solar installations.
For further information, please visit www.envisionsolar.com
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