Take control of rising electricity costs

A car dealership is more than a showroom – it’s a show in itself. From running high-end equipment to lighting large parking lots, it requires significant energy consumption to impress customers and catalyze buying decisions. The average energy expense for a 13,000 square-foot dealership is $20,000 per year,* which is why many auto businesses are investing in solar.

With vast roofs and parking areas, dealerships are well-equipped to support solar projects and offset electricity costs.

* The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that the average electricity consumption of a car dealership was 10 kWh/SQFT, yearly. With the national average electricity cost being around $0.16/kWh, the approximate yearly energy expense for a 13,000 SQFT dealership becomes as much as $20,000.

Herb Connolly Auto Group, Framingham, MA,
409 kW (across 3 systems)

The benefits of commercial solar are clear

Work with Solect to develop, install, and operate a solar energy system, and you can:

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Better utilize your property by leveraging your flat, expansive, and readily available roof space and parking areas for solar.

Environmental Leadership

Amplify your brand value by investing in renewable energy, committing to sustainability, and improving your community.

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Generate new revenue by turning your parking lot into a solar carport equipped with EV charging stations.

Driving to a
brighter future

Solect’s portfolio comprises complex and challenging projects for some of the region’s largest automotive groups – all backed by deep experience, diverse knowledge, and unmatched design and engineering prowess. Our team is ready to thoroughly analyze your property to customize the best-suited solar solution for you.


This project helps us demonstrate to our customers and community our commitment to renewable energy and the environment. Solect understood our vision and helped us implement it quickly and effectively.

Adam Connoly, Co-owner, Herb Connolly Chevrolet