24 Jan '14, 4pm

Honda Dealer In NJ Is First In U.S. To Use No Net Electricity

Honda Dealer In NJ Is First In U.S. To Use No Net Electricity

By Stephen Edelstein 348 views Jan 24, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter There are many green cars on the road, but how eco-friendly are the dealerships that sell them? Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey, claims to be the first U.S. car dealer to have become "Electric-Grid Neutral," meaning it uses no net electricity from its local utility. To unplug itself from the grid, Rossi Honda installed solar panels in 2012, which were able to generate 90 percent of the dealership's power. As a bonus, the canopies also provide weather protection for cars parked outside. MUST READ: Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete? Rossi Honda dealership, Vineland, New Jersey Enlarge Photo The dealer subsequent replaced metal halide lamps in its lot with LED lamps, achieving its goal of grid neutrality. Rossi Honda estimates that going grid neutr...

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