Auto Dealerships drive cost savings

According to the National Auto Dealers Association, on average auto dealerships use more energy than a typical office building per square foot. Between the showroom and parking lot lights, and service center equipment, electricity costs can severely erode your bottom line.

Auto dealerships across California use solar and energy storage to significantly reduce utility bills, protect against utility rate increases and protect against power shutdowns. When you own your own power-generating assets, you can protect your margin from future cost increases and can add storage for business resiliency so you can operate during power outages.

As EVs become a larger portion of your fleet, your electricity costs will increase. Now, make your move with solar to reduce your overhead electricity costs and prepare for increased demand from EV chargers on your bottomline!

  • Reduce energy costs and protect your margins
  • Provide solar power for upcoming EV product lines
  • Create resilience from PG&E Public Service Power Shutdowns
  • Install now for 30% federal tax credit and accelerated depreciation for increased ROI
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Increased commercial property value
  • Rely on decades of savings with 25-year equipment warranties


Show a Commitment to Solar Energy

Auto dealerships that can effectively reduce their energy consumption can qualify for NADA’s Energy Stewardship Initiative. This four-step energy efficiency program is run in partnership with ENERGY STAR, and encourages car dealerships to reduce their energy consumption by a minimum of 10% to reduce their impact on the environment and save in energy costs. Companies who participate in the program receive recognition from both ENERGY STAR and NADA. This certification may be appealing to energy-conscious consumers who are looking to support a local auto dealership that is committed to the environment.


Primo Honda with photo of new solar array


How Much Will Solar Panels Cost for Car Dealerships?

Every dealership is different! Installing solar assets for your Northern California car dealership with Sun Light & Power begins with a solar analysis, to determine the size and associated cost of your solar PV system. Our solar analysis starts with an online evaluation of your property and your building’s utility bills so that we can provide you with an estimate of your long-term savings. If you like what you hear, we’ll come out to perform a free site inspection and follow up with a custom design proposal.

Partner with Northern California’s Leading Solar Experts

Since 1976, Sun Light & Power has served the solar needs of Northern California homeowners and businesses. When you partner with Sun Light & Power, we will work directly with you to determine the energy goals of your dealership, and design a system based on your long term energy needs. From the initial design and installation all the way to maintaining and repairing your solar PV system, our team is with you from beginning to end. We will even help you qualify for any available incentives and rebates from federal and state programs, local municipalities and manufacturers.

Drive your own energy production! Schedule your free solar analysis today, or call us at 510.949.8658 to get started!

Why Go Solar?

When it comes to combining solar energy with your business operation, think of solar as an investment that actually provides a return. A custom designed solar PV system or solar thermal hot water heating system will reduce your operating expenses, protect you from volatile utility costs, show your commitment to the environment and the green business movement, and can even increase the reliability of your electrical system.

  • "We wanted to showcase our dedication to ‘green’ business management and prove that any business can continue being profitable while being better stewards of the planet."


    David Meese, General Manager, Primo Honda

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