TC Chevy, an electric vehicle dealer in Southern Oregon, is going solar via Stracker Solar, which specializes in installing elevated solar trackers. Each of the five dual-axis solar trackers that will tower above the vehicles at the dealership will carry an array of 28 LONGi 445W bifacial solar panels atop its 20 ft pole. They will sport high-power LED display lighting for the illumination of the display lot.
“We believe in cutting-edge technology,” says Derek DeBoer, 3rd generation Owner/Operator of TC Chevy. “Our cars and trucks feature the latest designs and manufacturing practices, and we wanted a solar power system that does the same. The fact that the Strackers are the most efficient and impressive solar solution currently available has sealed the deal.”
The complete five-Stracker system will produce 140,000 kWh solar power per year, which means an annual 99.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide reduction in the atmosphere.
“We are very aware of the local sentiment towards clean energy and sustainability,” adds DeBoer. “We thought it was time that an auto dealership goes beyond just selling electric vehicles and takes the lead in implementing clean energy measures.”
“We are delighted to finally proceed with this project after unprecedented Pacific Power and supply chain delays,” says Jeff Sharpe, Founder and CEO of Stracker Solar. “And how fun to have a new flock of Strackers at the dealership that sells the most electric cars in Southern Oregon.”
Site work is starting on the premises in early August, with trenching and laying conduit for the solar trackers. The installation of the Strackers is planned for late August.
Stracker Solar manufactures, sells, and installs elevated dual-axis solar trackers. The company says its trackers generate up to 70% more solar energy each year than same-sized fixed rooftop, carport, or ground-mount systems.
Stracker’s 20′ pole-mounting allows continued use of the grounds below, which makes the system ideally suited for parking lots, agricultural operations, school yards, community solar projects, and more.
Strackers are developed and manufactured in Ashland, Oregon, and are documenting unparalleled performance across a variety of northern California and southern Oregon climates. Strackers are the only dual-axis trackers that carry the valued UL 3703 certification and qualify for Energy Trust of Oregon incentives.