Fitzgerald Auto Mall Gaithersburg
Fitzgerald Auto Mall decided to utilize a solar canopy on its new five-story on-site parking garage built by Porter Construction. Already a member of the Clean Energy Partnership and the EPA’s Leadership Club as a Green Power Partner, the company recognizes the importance of clean energy purchasing. Producing their own with this 890 kW system was a natural next step. Aurora was able to secure valuable financial incentives for Fitzgerald, including a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration’s Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant Program.
The first year savings for going solar will be $258,000, and through the life of the system the savings will be an impressive $5.2 million with 83% of the campus’s electric needs offset by clean energy. This system will offset 21,000,000 tons of coal not burned.
Annual offset equivalents:
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Carbon sequestration of
Saving Carbon Dioxide emissions equal to
Source: epa.gov Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator