Envision Solar, General Motors to kick off national solar initiative at
Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC
Dealership becomes first to deploy Solar Tree® array system; structure to
reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by equivalent of 2,500 gallons of gas
FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012
FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Envision Solar International,
Inc. (EVSI), a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and
developer, will kick off a nationwide initiative with General Motors (NYSE:
GM) next month at the Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC location.
The dealership will be the first to deploy the company's Solar Tree^® array
and generate approximately 33,000 kWh of clean renewable energy from a highly
architecturally accretive platform.
"We'll be implementing design enhancements provided by the Cadillac team to
make the system uniquely theirs and supportive of the renowned car maker's
brand in a very positive and aesthetically-pleasing way," said Desmond
Wheatley, President and CEO at Envision Solar. "The Solar Tree® array
installation is expected to be completed by early next year, so Fremont
Cadillac Buick GMC will start accessing the energy by the first quarter of
2013. They will be the first dealership in the program which is very
The initiative will significantly lessen Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC's carbon
footprint. The Solar Tree® array will create a reduction of the dealership's
greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2,500 gallons of gas consumed
or 52 barrels of oil per year. The carbon offset will be greater than that
produced by five acres of pine forest or by diverting 8 tons of waste from a
landfill. Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC's installation of the highly architected
array will lower their environmental impact as well as improve the region's
"It's very exciting to be the first dealership to roll out this nationwide
initiative," said Jessie Dosanjh, General Manager of Fremont Cadillac Buick
GMC. "Deploying this beautiful and iconic renewable energy landmark reiterates
that we understand the wants and needs of the people in the Bay Area and is
another example of how we're fulfilling our commitment to the environment.
We're proud to take on a leadership role in this movement and encourage other
Cadillac dealerships in the country to do the same."
Equipped with integrated electric vehicle charging stations, the Solar Tree®
array can generate enough renewable energy to completely charge six electric
vehicles each day. Envision Solar's proprietary tracking system,
EnvisionTrak™, causes the array to follow the sun capturing more of its energy
and increasing electrical output by nearly 25 percent over typical fixed solar
The Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 5939 Auto Mall Parkway,Fremont,
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com , designs, manufactures and deploys
unique, proprietary and architecturally accretive renewable energy systems
with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company's flagship
products include the patented Solar Tree^® array and Solar Tree^® Socket™
solar shaded parking solutions with EnvisionTrak™, a proprietary and patent
pending solar tracking machine, and SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric
Vehicle Charging Stations.
Based in San Diego the company integrates only the highest quality components
into its Made in America products ensuring long and trouble free service and
timeless beautification of the parking lots they serve. This unique approach
to the industry allows the company's commercial and institutional customers to
take full advantage of the value creation associated with transforming parking
lots into beautiful, shaded, renewable energy generation plants shrouded in
the "Green Halo." Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under
the symbol [EVSI]. For more information on Envision Solar, visit
www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746-0514.
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