Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hertz Unveils Major Solar Power Renovation Plan

Hertz, the largest airport car rental firm, will roll out a nationwide plan to install 2.3 MW of solar power cells in an effort to leave a "greener" footprint on the environment. Hertz initially rolled out a 235 kW solar electric system located at their rental facility at Denver International Airport. The company says the system will offset approximately 650,000 pounds of CO2 annually at its Denver location alone.

"Hertz is committed to reducing costs and to sustainable business practices," Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora explained. "Investing in solar energy for these facilities makes good business sense. We will now look to additional facilities in the U.S. and internationally to further this important program. Once again, Hertz is leading the industry in our commitment to innovation."

"Hertz leads the industry in sustainable practices," Hertz Senior Vice President Richard Broome added. "From our commitment to electric vehicles and other low emission vehicles to our implementation of reduced water usage and now our solar program, we are at the forefront of integrating sound environmental practices with pro-consumer service, efficiency and growth strategies."

Hertz operates more than 8,500 locations worldwide, but the first round of solar power renovations will start in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The renovations will be done by Q3 2011.

SOURCE: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90034093?Hertz%20unveils%20major%20solar%20power%20renovation%20plan

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