Capistrano Volkswagen/Mazda, a automotive dealership in San Juan Capistrano, California, has partnered with San Diego-based photo voltaic and battery set up firm Stellar Photo voltaic to supply EV clients photo voltaic, battery storage, and EV connectivity to energy their vehicles with clear power.
Automotive dealership + photo voltaic
Stellar Photo voltaic says the partnership is the primary of its variety between an auto seller and photo voltaic firm in Orange County.
(We at Electrek are questioning whether or not it’s the primary of its variety within the United Stsates – tell us down within the feedback if of different solar-car dealership partnerships.)
Capistrano Volkswagen/Mazda proprietor Miles Brandon (pictured above left) mentioned:
It was [Stellar Solar’s] tagline of Electrify Your Life that made forming a strategic partnership and providing their full suite of providers to our clients a no brainer. I’m excited to be on the forefront of this and contributing to the clear power motion.
And Kent Harle, cofounder and CEO of Stellar Photo voltaic (pictured above proper), added:
I’m thrilled to be working with such a longtime Orange County enterprise. Going photo voltaic and providing our clear power options to their clients is an ideal instance of being on the innovative and providing what householders within the space are demanding.
Additional, Stellar Photo voltaic is putting in a mixed 134kW photo voltaic system on the dealership’s two buildings that includes 538 Q Cells 480-watt panels. They’re anticipated to provide sufficient energy to offset 68% of the kilowatt hour consumption of the Volkswagen facility and 100% of the kilowatt hour consumption for the Mazda facility.
After all Tesla already sells EVs, photo voltaic, and storage. Automotive dealerships aren’t sometimes on the innovative in terms of EVs, so to see this one equally embrace EVs, photo voltaic, and battery storage is thrilling. And, in the event you go to Capistrano Volkswagen/Mazda‘s web site, the ID.4 is the very first pulldown on its web site, and that’s uncommon for US automotive dealerships.
Automotive dealer-solar partnerships ought to be the norm – they’re higher than the sum of their components. Think about going to purchase a Volkswagen ID.4 – as a result of these of us promote VWs, in spite of everything (Mazda is simply promoting 560 2022 EVs in California alone this yr) – and in addition having the ability to buy a photo voltaic, storage, and an EV charger. A one-stop store makes a lot sense because it makes it a lot simpler to type a clear power technique and price range.
The simpler it’s for shoppers to purchase into EV, photo voltaic, and storage, the extra of us are going to do it.
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