Mirak Automotive Group
The Mirak Automotive Group has served Greater Boston since 1936, and has learned a thing or two about what people want, expect and deserve from their dealership experiences during that time. The foundation of the Mirak Automotive Group is built on honesty, transparency and respect, and they’re proud of the reputation they’ve built as a customer-focused dealership.
With a service center that is one of the largest in New England, featuring more than 60 service bays, Mirak was determined to demonstrate its leadership in sustainable practices, and investigated solar as part of its efforts to become a GM Certified Green Dealer.
A key component to earning that recognition is a commitment to using renewable energy and pursuing energy efficiency. Partnering with Solect Energy made the process of moving to solar seamless; from the outset, with a detailed financial proposal, to the installation, where there were no disruptions in the daily operations of the dealership and service center during the installation of the 540 kW solar array.
100% reduction of electricity costs
Mirak will realize significant savings from its solar installation in a number of different ways. The array was designed to cover 100% of the electricity needs of the Mirak Service Center, and also to provide additional electricity to defray energy costs at other Mirak sites. By net metering its excess production Mirak expects to substantially reduce its energy bills at at its Mirak Chevrolet and Mirak Hyundai dealerships. Net metering allows customers to receive credits for any electricity that they generate but do not use. Finally, Mirak will be able to take advantage of state and federal tax and financial incentives, including SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates), which are financial incentives based on the amount of solar energy the system generates. Plus, as a GM Certified Green Dealer, Mirak is one of only 94 Chevrolet dealerships out of about 3,000 nationwide, and one of only 129 GM dealerships out of more than 4,000 across the country that have been recognized for their commitment to sustainability.