Hertz is expanding its sustainability commitment with the launch of a new multi-state solar energy program. The company offers hybrid cars to its customers at locations across the United States and recently launched a new electric vehicle program in select markets. Now the company is expanding into green energy.
The company’s new solar energy program will include the installation of more than 2.3 MW of solar photovoltaic power at sixteen locations across the United States. This is just stage one of the program, however, and more projects will be added in future stages.
According to Mark Frissora, chairman and CEO of Hertz, the company “is committed to reducing costs and to sustainable business practices. Investing in solar energy for these facilities makes good business sense. We will now look at additional facilities in the US and internationally to further this important program. Once again, Hertz is leading the industry in our commitment to innovation.” Source: Hertz
The first of the sixteen solar energy installations is already up and running at the Hertz facility at Denver International Airport. The estimated annual output of the system is 342,766 kWh, which should offset approximately 650,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year it is in use.
The next 15 locations should be completed by the third quarter of this year. Hertz locations in the following states will receive a new solar energy system to help offset their electricity use: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.