PALM DESERT, Calif. — Porsche of Palm Springs (Calif.), part of the indiGO Auto Group, partnered with Renova Energy to install a SunPower Helix Dual Tilt solar system on their new two-story, 44,500-square-foot dealership.
The new Porsche Palm Springs building is the first of its kind in the world, featuring “Destination Porsche,” the factory’s new prototype design.
“After comparing all proposals and designs, we found that Renova Energy offered the best fit for our company,” said indiGO founder and CEO Todd Blue. “Combining the area’s most experienced and trusted installer with the world’s best panel proved to be the right solution. We’re thrilled to work with the premier local solar company, Renova Energy, and excited to be incorporating clean, renewable energy into our dealership of the future.”
The rooftop solar system consists of 576 SunPower 360-watt panels. The LEED-certified building is specifically designed to retail and service the new Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle scheduled to be released in 2020. Powered with solar energy, the new facility has fast-charging portals where future Taycan owners can charge 62 miles of range in just four minutes.
“We’ve developed a solar system that we anticipate will address much of Porsche Palm Springs’ energy needs, as well as help power their electric car chargers,” said Renova Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nate Lewis. “Reducing one of the company’s largest overhead expenditures is extremely satisfying.”