On Thursday, March 19, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of a new solar panel system at the Porsche Logistics Center in Ontario, CA. The solar power system was designed and installed by HelioPower at 5100 E. Ontario Mills Parkway, using 372 solar modules from Sharp and will produce 135,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable electricity per year.
Following is a recap of what our esteemed speakers had to say about this landmark achievement.
“At Porsche we a have an employee program called Green Choice. It basically says let’s think before we act and make environmentally responsible choices. That’s exactly what we’ve done here with the installation of our new solar panel system.”
Tim Quinn, Vice President of Aftersales, PCNA
Rob Nemchik, General Manager, Porsche Logistics Services
“This is another important milestone in Porsche’s long-term strategy for environmentally friendly and sustainability projects that also makes sound business sense.”
“We hope many more companies in the area will catch the green initiative they have demonstrated here today.”
Jess C. Vizcaino, Jr., Senior Congressional Representative to Congressman Joe Baca, 43rd District
“California is in the forefront of green technology investment. The new solar power system here in Ontario is an investment that will pay huge dividends for our future.”
“I didn’t realize how much Porsche had done to support sustainability until a couple of days ago. I hope you will continue to bring that initiative forward so that other companies will follow your example.”
“The world is on fire and it is companies like Porsche who are doing something about it.”
“Porsche is saying it’s sexy to go solar. I hope people are hearing that message loud and clear.”
This commercial-scale solar power system will avoid the emission of more than 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. It represents one of the more significant solar installs in the Ontario metro area.