EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Ross Solar Group has completed two record setting solar installations for Gengras Motor Cars at the dealership group’s Volvo and Chevrolet facilities on Connecticut Blvd., in East Hartford Conn.

Comprised of 1,280 high efficiency SunPower E-Series solar panels, the two systems, are the largest single SunPower rooftop solar installations to date in East Hartford.

According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the two systems will offset over 334 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, representing a reduction in Co2 emissions equivalent to not burning 359,218 pounds of coal each year.

East Hartford-based Gengras Motor Cars has been a leading member of the Connecticut business community since 1937, with Volvo, Chevrolet, Dodge / Chrysler / Jeep / Ram, and Harley Davidson showrooms and service facilities on Connecticut Blvd., as well as a Volvo dealership in Meridian, Conn. and a BMW dealership in Springfield, Mass.

“We are committed to implementing leading technology and demonstrating our continued pledge to be engaged and responsible corporate partners for growing renewable energy in East Hartford,” said third-generation Gengras Motor Cars Co-Owner Jonathan Gengras. “Ross Solar Group’s commitment to quality, communication, and quick problem solving were a strong attribute to this installation, keeping our project within budget and on schedule.”

The project was made possible through awards that Ross Solar secured on Gengras Motor Cars’ behalf through the Connecticut ZREC program.

“We are proud to partner with a company like Gengras Motor Cars,” said Robert Kline, director of commercial sales for Ross Solar. “We appreciate the level of trust that the Gengras family placed in us, and their cooperation throughout the entire process from beginning to end.”

About Ross Solar Group
Ross Solar provides custom designed turn key solar solutions to commercial and residential customers throughout the Northeast. Founded by Jason and Joshua Ross in 2007, Ross Solar received the prestigious SunPower National Top Producer award in 2013, and was also named SunPower Regional Commercial Dealer of the year in 2011. Since their inception, Ross Solar has installed over 15,000,000 watts of solar in the Northeast, including installations for Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Jetro Restaurant Depot, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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