The Cavender Auto Group has been selling and servicing cars and trucks in San Antonio and South Texas for over 80 years. Today the Cavender Auto Group is associated with 7 separate dealership facilities selling Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, and Land Rover.
Rooftop solar and solar carports at 5 dealerships
Cavender has been working to incorporate sustainability initiatives into its operations, and determined investing in solar energy was its next step. Cavender is the first auto dealer in San Antonio to install solar carports at five of its San Antonio-area dealerships and collision center. The carports provides Cavender's inventory of vehicles with protection from inclement South Texas weather, while providing valuable renewable energy savings on their electric bills
Of course there is a return on investment but we get the real benefit on our insurance premium for our inventory so that was the biggest financial driver on top of tax credits plus accelerated depreciation. I would tell my fellow dealers to contact Big Sun Solar to look at the opportunity and have them crunch the numbers.