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Md. firm finishes 394 kW solar installation at NY auto dealership

The new solar photovoltaic system at an auto dealer in New York installed by Rockville-based Standard Solar Inc. includes solar carports that generate electricity while protecting inventory from precipitation. (Standard Solar photo)

The new solar photovoltaic system at an auto dealer in New York installed by Rockville-based Standard Solar Inc. includes solar carports that generate electricity while protecting inventory from precipitation. (Standard Solar photo)

Rockville-based Standard Solar Inc. has installed a solar power generation system at an auto dealership in Yonkers, New York.

The 1,272-panel, 394-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system completed in October at Smith Cairns Ford Lincoln Mazda Subaru includes a 253-kilowatt array on the roof and two solar carports totaling 141 kilowatts.

Standard Solar expects the system to make about 472,000 kilowatt hours of power per year, which exceeds the dealer’s energy needs. The carports are rain and snow-proof, and the project also includes an electric vehicle charging station.


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