Orlando Mazda Dealership Has Cool Technicians

By investing in solar panels to power a new air conditioning system, the dealership is saving money on energy while enhancing morale and retention.


Classic Mazda in Orlando, FL, has dramatically cut its energy expenses by more than 40% while enhancing employee morale and retention, thanks to its recent investment in solar energy and air conditioning.

"By installing rooftop solar panels along with an air conditioning system, we not only reduced our carbon footprint and energy costs, we also experienced a rise in technician efficiency, morale and retention," said General Manager Chad Rogers.

"We've always known our mechanics were cool," Rogers said with a smile. "Providing them with a climate-controlled workspace is part of our ongoing commitment to reward and retain this region's best and brightest auto technicians."

The installation comprised 630 solar panels, each with a capacity of 480 watts, enabling the facility to generate more than 440,000 kilowatt hours annually.

ESA Solar, a Florida-based clean energy corporation, collaborated with the dealership on this project.

"Together we're reducing costs and driving sustainability in a tangible way that resonates with modern consumers," said ESA Account Executive Anne Shirley Lewis.

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