The travel industry will become a little more “green” as Hertz has announced its solar initiative, which aims to install 2.3MW with sixteen solar systems at their facilities located in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania by Q3 2011. The first project in the initiative, a 235kW solar electric system at the Denver International Airport, has already been completed and is anticipated to generate 342,766kWh of AC output.
Samba Energy and Martifer Solar will both be working with Hertz throughout the company’s solar initiative. Samba is set to provide its Samba SunSpotter software platform, which will supply solar and investment analysis as well as project management for the installations. Martifer Solar will be directing the engineering, procurement and installation of the remaining fifteen installations.
“Hertz is committed to reducing costs and to sustainable business practices. Investing in solar energy for these facilities makes good business sense,” said Mark Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. “We will now look to additional facilities in the U.S. and internationally to further this important program…”