Ontario, California – Porsche Cars North America has unveiled an 80 kW urban solar power system at its Porsche Logistics facility in California, the first such system deployed at any of its U.S. locations.
The system uses 372 solar modules and will produce 135,000 kilowatt hours of renewable electricity per year, avoiding the emission of more than 50,000 lbs of carbon dioxide annually. It represents one of the more significant solar installations in the Ontario, California metro area.
“Environmental protection has long been an objective at Porsche, one that we take very seriously,” said Tim Quinn, vice-president of aftersales at Porsche Cars North America. “Employing solar power at our Ontario facility is in keeping with our goal of being good environmental stewards in communities where we have a presence. We’re also very pleased to be supportive of the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire’s Green Valley Initiative, which is focused on establishing this region as a hub for clean technologies.”