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Heffner Lexus Toyota Scion Completes Solar Installation Atop Dealership

Kitchener – Heffner Lexus Toyota Scion announced the completion of a 220kW solar installation lining the rooftops of its Kitchener dealership. Consisting of over 800 panels, the state-of-the-art installation will generate approximately 275,000 kWh annually for at least the next 20 years – enough energy to power approximately 26 homes per year. The installation offsets 190 metric tons of carbon per year; that is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 150 acres of forest.

“We are thrilled at the win-win nature of this project,” said Willy Heffner, Vice President of Heffner Lexus Toyota Scion. “We’re now using space that was completely idle to generate power from the sun. It feels very much like the evolution of our long-standing commitment to go the extra mile as a member of our community.”

The project was overseen by Moose Power, a leading developer of solar energy projects in Ontario. Moose Power develops, constructs, finances and manages solar power installations throughout the province, with a portfolio of 60 feed-in tariff contracts either completed or under development. The panels themselves come from Silfab, which boasts a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. solar module manufacturing facility in Mississauga. The panels sit on racking provided by Polar Racking, a recognized leader in PV mounting systems that serves its North American clients from its locations in Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. The inverter was supplied by Kaco New Energy of London, Ontario. The EPC provider was RESCo, widely considered to be the first EPC firm to adopt a solar focus.

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