Commercial Solar Project
Est. Lifetime CO2 Offset
Boulder Nissan, a top dealer of electric vehicles in Colorado, worked with Independent Power Systems to reduce their facility’s footprint in 2016 by installing a 50.25 kW SunPower solar system and retrofitting their lighting with LEDs.
The dealership will charge
In 2015, Boulder Nissan launched an electric vehicle and solar group purchasing program with great success. They continue to be a leader in sustainability with the installation of this solar system, which will reduce their carbon emissions by 416,000 pounds of CO2 throughout the life of the system.
The LED lighting retrofits cut energy use by approximately 50% and the solar system reduced it by another 20%. Together, the upgrades have reduced Boulder Nissan’s electricity consumption by 67%, resulting in an approximately $384,000 return on investment over the next 25 years.
Car dealerships, in particular, stand to earn significant savings from going solar in the equivalent of up to three vehicle sales per month.
In addition to these savings, Boulder Nissan’s dedication to reducing their environmental impact has gained the dealership more customers who share similar values.
“Customers are choosing us over the competitors because we are demonstrating our concern for the community and environment by going solar. Our solar project is actually gaining us customers.”
Ted Christiano, General Manager
Building the Future
One System at a Time
Day in and day out we deliver the products and services we would want in our own homes to our clients and customers to help solve their energy challenges. We do this by choosing only the best, safest, and most long-lasting products available to design a system that will continue to perform year after year.