GREENWICH, Conn.–()–The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has completed the installation of a 229-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system at their global headquarters building in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Martifer Solar USA, a national solar contractor, completed the design and installation which represents one of more than fifteen in a series of photovoltaic systems designed and installed by Martifer Solar USA at Hertz facilities nationwide. The array is expected to produce more than 263,000 kWh of renewable energy on an annual basis.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of this project and we commend Martifer Solar USA for their assistance throughout the entire process from the design, engineering and construction and for being a key partner in Hertz’s solar initiative.”
“The installation of solar at our headquarters is just another element of our dedication to renewable energy,” said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and CEO, Hertz. “We are very pleased with the outcome of this project and we commend Martifer Solar USA for their assistance throughout the entire process from the design, engineering and construction and for being a key partner in Hertz’s solar initiative.”
The 900-panel array is expected to offset over 9 million pounds of carbon dioxide in its lifetime—equivalent to recycling 1,485 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill.
“Hertz’s installation and commitment to renewable energy will provide the company with a competitive advantage in the form of drastically lower energy costs and a leadership position in the energy sustainability movement. We are privileged to be able to work with such a renowned Fortune 500 company in their endeavors to set an industry clean energy standard,” said Raffi Agopian, CEO of Martifer Solar USA.
The Park Ridge installation was part of a multi-site undertaking that is the first of several anticipated Hertz solar projects nationwide.
About Martifer Solar USA, Inc.
Martifer Solar USA, Inc. (Martifer Solar USA) specializes in the design, engineering and installation of solar photovoltaic systems. The company has been providing turnkey solar integration services in the United States market since 2001. Please visit www.martifersolarusa.com.
Martifer Solar USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Martifer Solar S.A. (www.martifersolar.com), a multinational solar manufacturer and installation company with over 200 MW of solar assets installed worldwide. Martifer Solar S.A. operates in more than 20 countries and reported revenues of more than $400 million in 2011.
Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,650 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 119 major airports in Europe. Hertz was voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company’s Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
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