Arlington Toyota of Illinois completes solar energy conversion project

Layout of solar panel array on roof of the dealership

Arlington Toyota of Palatine, Illinois has completed its solar energy conversion project which began in 2020. The solar panel array covers more than 75% of the available space on Arlington Toyota’s roof consisting of over 1,700 solar panels. The completion of this solar project successfully advances Arlington Toyota toward achieving the goal of becoming as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. The family-owned dealership is proud to prioritize the preservation of the environment for future generations.

Arlington Toyota has taken steps toward a green future for the past three years by investing in energy-efficient LED lighting technologies. The showroom, service department, collision center, and outside lot lighting have all been converted from metal halide technology to LED technology, which is more efficient and operating to enable optimum conservation efforts.

The rooftop solar panel array will offset a 46% reduction in grid usage. The solar array at Arlington Toyota is the largest collection of solar panels in the city of Palatine. This array will generate an average of over 850,000 kWh annually for use by the dealership. The owners of Arlington Toyota, Gary Vicari, Scott Vicari, and Tracey Vicari, encourage other businesses to follow their forward-thinking lead on a path to reduce their carbon footprints and be kinder to the environment. Now, more than ever, it is possible and financially viable to go green.

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