Project Description

Mastria Auto Group

Mastria Auto Group is a family-owned dealership in Taunton, MA, representing the Buick GMC Cadillac, Nissan, Subaru and Mazda brands. The company has been in business for more than 60 years.

Challenge

The company was faced with rising electricity costs, even through the municipal utility in the town of Ranyham. It had installed LED lighting and high-performance garage doors to reduce costs. At the same time, Mastria realized it had a valuable asset in its roofs, and wanted to explore its options.

Solution

Mastria Auto Group partnered with Solect Energy Development to install systems at its Buick GMC Cadillac, Nissan and Subaru dealerships. A fourth dealership—Mazda—needed improvements to its roof, so Mastria deferred the project until mid-2015.

Results

The systems are expected to cover up to 30 percent of the auto group’s electricity costs annually, saving the company up to $40,000 each year. When the Mazda dealership is completed, the company will save an additional $10,000 per year in electricity costs. In addition, Mastria will generate significant additional revenue annually through the SREC program.

Fast Facts

Location: Raynham, MA
Owner: Mastria Auto Group
System Sizes: Buick GMC Cadillac: 82.8 kW DC; Nissan: 81.0 kW DC; Subaru: 52.52 kW DC
Technical Details: The systems feature:

Buick GMC Cadillac: 276 Canadian Solar 300 Watt panels, DPW mounting hardware, and Solectria inverters on a tiled metal roof.

Nissan Dealership: 270 Canadian Solar 300 Watt panels, Ironridge racking, and Solectria inverters on a tiled metal roof.

Subaru Dealership: 202 Q-Cell 260 panels, Ironridge racking, and Solectria inverters on a tiled metal roof.