Hertz makes move for solar power

Hertz makes move for solar power

Car rental giant Hertz has confirmed it will install over 2.3 MW of solar PV systems at sixteen locations across the US.

The first phase of the solar initiative - the construction of a 235 kW solar electric system located at Denver International Airport – has been completed.

This system is expected to produce 342,766 kWh of AC output and will offset approximately 650,000 pounds of CO2 annually.

“Hertz is committed to reducing costs and to sustainable business practices,” said Hertz chairman Mark Frissora.

“Investing in solar energy for these facilities makes good business sense.”

By quarter three of 2011, Hertz will complete construction of fifteen additional facilities across the United States to further reduce its energy costs and offset Hertz’s carbon footprint.

Hertz is installing solar systems in facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

“We will now look to additional facilities in the US and internationally to further this important program. Once again, Hertz is leading the industry in our commitment to innovation.”