Media Advisory: Porsche to Receive First-Ever Certificate of Recognition for New Solar Panel Installation at its

Ontario, CA Facility on Thursday, March 19


Award to be Given to Porsche by Green Valley Initiative at Dedication Ceremony
Porsche will dedicate and reveal its extensive new solar panel system at a ceremony being held this Thursday, March 19, 10:30am at its Regional Support Facility in Ontario, California. The solar panel power array is the first on a Porsche facility in the U.S. and one of the area’s most significant. Porsche partnered with HelioPower and Sharp on the project. At the ceremony, Porsche’s new solar panel installation will receive the Inland Empire’s Green Valley Initiative (GVI) award, the first ever “Certificate of Recognition” for environmentally sound projects in the region. GVI is a regional effort to establish the Inland Empire as a leader in green and clean technologies, a collaborative effort that will bring jobs, commerce and a better quality of life to the region. The Green Valley Initiative is a cooperative effort between government, business, academic and community leaders from throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and is a project of the nonprofit Green Institute for Village Empowerment.


The Ceremony will feature speeches from Porsche Cars North American (PCNA) representatives, and city and state officials, HelioPower, Sharp, as well as attendance by local environmental organizations.



  • Tim Quinn, Vice President of Aftersales, Porsche Cars North America, Inc
  • Paul Leon, Mayor, City of Ontario, CA
  • Jess C. Vizcaino, Jr., Senior Congressional Representative to Congressman Joe Baca, 43rd District
  • Mike Lasky, Director of Reseller Channel Sales, Sharp
  • Bonnie Montagna-May, Chair, U.S. Green Building Council-Inland Empire
  • Deniene Husted, Communications Director, Green Valley Initiative