Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Co. and The Hertz Corp. have announced the completion of two solar power installations at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver and St. Louis International Airports.
Panasonic is also building solar installations for Hertz at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, with the projects expected to be completed later this year, and will start construction for Hertz at JFK Airport in New York in 2015. When completed, Panasonic's total installed solar capacity at the four Hertz airport locations will reach 1 MW. The electricity generated by the installations will be used to power Hertz customer service areas and other nearby Hertz buildings.
‘Hertz has a long-standing goal regarding sustainable business practices, and these new solar installations play an integral part in fulfilling that commitment,’ says Hertz's Todd Poste. ‘With Hertz's latest solar expansion, we will increase our renewable energy generation while continuing to reduce costs company-wide.’
The projects include a 262 kW installation featuring 1,116 solar panels in Denver, a 152 kW solar system in St. Louis, a 299 kW PV system at the Newark Liberty International Airport, and a 318 kW solar carport installation at the JFK International Airport.