Harley-Davidson Dealer Cruises Toward Self-Sustainability With Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2016 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

Ross Solar Group has secured funding to complete an upcoming solar installation for Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson, a motorcycle dealership located at the former site of an iconic Coca-Cola factory in New London, Conn.

According to Ross Solar Group, the installation will offset 100% of the dealership’s electrical energy needs and feature SunPower modules. The solar project is poised to complement several other efficiency retrofits being completed to improve the property’s environmental impact while lowering its operational cost.

“When we moved into this historically significant building and began to revitalize it, we knew that going green was a priority and in line with our business and community philosophies,” explains Mike Schwartz, owner of Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson. “We did our research knowing that we wanted to be self-sufficient in terms of where we get our electricity from. Partnering with Ross Solar Group allowed us to get the information we needed to make a smart business decision, and Greenworks Lending made the process easy to access the C-PACE program.”

Working in conjunction with Greenworks Lending, Ross Solar leveraged financing available for qualifying green energy projects utilizing the Connecticut Green Bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.

“It’s exciting to be a part of a project on such an iconic building,” says Stephan Hartmann, Ross Solar Group vice president of commercial business development. “C-PACE, through Greenworks Lending, enables Mike’s Famous and participating contractors like Ross Solar Group, to move forward with innovated clean energy projects in a cost-effective and beneficial manner.”

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