IPS has installed a 50kW solar system on the Boulder Nissan dealership; this plus the upcoming LED lighting retrofit, will allow Boulder Nissan to reduce their electricity usage from coal by 65%!
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“It’s so exciting” says a gleeful Nigel Zeid, EV (electric vehicle) specialist at the Boulder, Colorado Nissan dealership. “We will save over 416,000 pounds of CO2 (yearly).” “A lot of people buying electric vehicles are also buying solar.” EVs + solar PV = a combination that works! This is a step toward Boulder’s goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Independent Power Systems installed 140 SunPower solar panels on the dealership’s roof.
Independent Power Systems (IPS) provided an in-depth energy analysis and feasibility study to determine the best ways to reduce energy use and implement renewable energy for the best possible return on investment for Nissan. The result was to install a complete LED lighting retrofit and a SunPower Solar Electric system by IPS.
Utilizing available rebates and grants from Xcel Energy, the City of Boulder, and Boulder County; IPS and our partners, Lightly Treading and LED Supply, were able to provide a system with a great ROI and fast payback for Boulder Nissan.
“Over the years I have found many business owners would like to implement solar for the environmental benefits, but in many cases it has not been financially viable. But as we bundle projects with energy efficiency, especially LED lighting, with new financing options the projects can become very attractive and doable.– Diane Dandeneau, Sales and Marketing Director, IPS.
Boulder Nissan will be saving 416,000 lbs. of CO2 compared to last year.
“Boulder Nissan is thrilled to be able to be reduce our energy use and environmental impact. IPS has truly gone above and beyond to make this project possible.”
– Nigel Zeid, Boulder Nissan, Sales Professional and Nissan Leaf Expert
The solar installation and LED retrofits will happen in September, 2016.
About Independent Power Systems:
IPS is an Elite SunPower dealer and has been the leader in installing robust, custom designed solar electric and battery backup systems – on and off grid – for over 20 years.
About LED Supply
Founded in 2009 in Denver, Colorado, LED Supply Co. LLC is a wholesale distributor of energy efficient lighting technologies and controls that specializes in interior and exterior LED lighting solutions.
About Lightly Treading
Lightly Treading brings a unique perspective to the evaluation of commercial buildings. Our comprehensive approach to evaluating commercial spaces, using diagnostic equipment and building science, allows us to find complete, honest solutions for true whole-building performance enhancement.
About Boulder Nissan
Boulder Nissan has been one of the top in Nissan Leaf Sales in the country, and top rated for customer satisfaction.
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