TC Chevy Adds Solar System to Ashland Dealership – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Stracker Solar will install a new solar system at TC Chevy in Ashland. [Photo courtesy Stracker Solar]

An Ashland solar company, Tracker Solar, will install five dual-axis solar trackers at the TC Chevy dealership in Ashland on Monday.

Stracker Solar’s systems include an array of 28 bifacial solar panels on dual-axis trackers mounted on 20-foot poles, said Brigitta Banki, director of marketing and communications for Stracker Solar. Trackers follow the sun, facing it throughout the day.

A press release from Tracker Solar said the five trackers to be installed will produce 140,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy per year.

“We are very aware of the local sentiment towards clean energy and sustainability,” TC Chevy owner Derek DeBoer said in a press release.

“We thought it was time for a car dealership to go beyond just selling electric vehicles and take the initiative to implement clean energy measures,” he said.

The solar system’s energy output will be equivalent to 99.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide reduction in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 117 acres of forest, according to the statement.

Jeff Sharpe, founder and CEO of Tracker Solar, said in the statement that he was delighted to finally be able to proceed with the project after unprecedented supply chain delays.

Arline J. Mercier