Ford has partnered with Wind Energy Corporation to bring clean and sustainable energy sources to its dealerships. In this new pilot program, four Ford dealerships will use wind and solar power to supplement their electricity use and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
Wind Energy will install what it calls a “Windy System.” This includes a wind sail with an integrated solar array. This simple system is expected to deliver about 20,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. That is enough to charge the Fusion Energi 2,600 times, or two average-sized homes for a year.
Dealerships will use this energy to power buildings, charge electric vehicles, and light the dealership lot. The four participating dealerships are Dana Ford Lincoln, Staten Island, New York; Tom Holzer Ford, Farmington Hills, Michigan; The Ford Store, Morgan Hill, California; and Fiesta Ford, Indio, California.
“We are pleased to be working with Wind Energy Corporation to offer a pioneering, clean energy option to Ford dealers,” said John Felice, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford, in a statement. “This is yet another innovative tool to help Ford and its dealers address a global sustainability challenge.”
If this pilot program is successful, we hope Ford expands the program to include even more dealerships across the country – including our Titus-Will Ford dealership here in Tacoma.