October 21, 2019
Sames Automotive Group — one of the oldest automotive dealerships in Texas — signed a deal with Freedom Solar. As a result, the dealership will be the first in Laredo, TX to receive a solar energy installation.
The Sames project on San Dario Avenue will consist of a 28,000-square-foot carport. Freedom Solar will install solar modules on the carport roof that will produce 765 megawatts, resulting in enough energy to power 60 homes for a year. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1, and is estimated to save Sames Automotive $1.5 million over the panels’ lifetime.
Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley represent rapidly expanding markets for solar energy. The Solar Energy Handbook notes that Laredo has, on average, 6% more solar irradiation than San Antonio and 12% more than Houston, which are both established solar markets. Solar irradiation is a measure of solar output.
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