Porsche Cars North America Unveils Urban Solar Power Array
More importantly, the solar power system will help the company reduce the annual emission figures by more than 50,000 pounds, according to a statement signed by Porsche Cars NA.
"Environmental protection has long been an objective at Porsche -- one that we take very seriously," said Porsche Cars North America Vice President of Aftersales, Tim Quinn.
"Employing solar power at our Ontario facility is in keeping with our goal of being good environmental stewards in communities where we have a presence. We're also very pleased to be supportive of the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire's Green Valley Initiative, which is focused on establishing this region as a hub for clean technologies."
This isn't the first step made by Porsche into the green sector. As you probably know, the company also promised a 1.7 percent reduction of CO2 emissions per year, with the average fuel consumption to be reduced by up to 20 percent by 2012. The product lineup has also been revamped with several less-poluting models, such as Cayenne hybrid (projected to reduce fuel consumption by up to 25 percent when compared to a gas-powered version) and Panamera hybrid.
"Porsche is to be lauded for implementing sustainability initiatives at its facilities. Sharp is very pleased to be working with Porsche as they harness the sun, and leverage clean, reliable, solar energy to help power their operations," stated Ron Kenedi, vice president of Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group.