In a recent partnership with ReVision Energy, Grappone Mazda installed 295 panels at its Concord location, generating 162,989 kWhs of clean energy that offsets more than 60% of the dealership’s electrical usage.

Grappone Automotive Group Owner, Amanda Grappone Osmer, says the decision to go solar is an investment not only in the company’s financial future, but one in the family’s and future generation’s health and well-being.

“In 1924, my Italian immigrant great-grandparents opened a gas station that went on to become Grappone Automotive. Over the last century our family has committed to innovating and making sound decisions in line with the health of the company as well as the family,” said Osmer. “I’m proud to be leading Grappone into the next chapter of sustainability by investing in solar powered energy.”

Grappone is no stranger to initiating sustainable practices. In 2012, the company finished construction on its first LEED-certified Toyota building in New England, where 60% of its original structure was reused and recycled to divert more than 250 tons of construction waste from landfills.

The Grappone Toyota building now features 32,400-foot-deep geothermal wells that heat and cool the building, and also offers two solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

ReVision Energy VP of Business Development Dan Weeks says automotive dealerships would be wise to invest in solar and renewable energy, considering the consumer demand for EVs and government incentives to reduce carbon emissions.

“Grappone Automotive Group has long been a leader in the industry for its innovation and commitment to sustainability,” said Weeks. “We’re proud to be partnering with such a forward-thinking business and are excited about their solar journey.”