Fitzgerald builds solar-powered parking garage

Fitzgerald Lakeforest Hyundai/Subaru/Toyota in Gaithersburg, Maryland is building a solar-powered parking garage to bring its inventory on-site and make the facility more energy-efficient.

The project, scheduled for completion in early 2019, will be built by Porter Construction. The parking garage will hold 800 parking spaces for new and used cars, many of which Fitzgerald currently houses off-site. It will feature 2,475 solar panels, which will eventually generate enough electricity to power 85 percent of the dealership’s sprawling campus off North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, said Gerry Ryan, director of business development at Porter Construction.

Porter Construction, a WANADA Kindred-Line Member, focuses on building projects at auto dealerships and other automotive facilities. Based in Carroll County, MD the firm has handled a range of dealership construction projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic. It is partnering with Aurora Energy, a commercial solar installation company based in Columbia, MD to handle installation of the solar panels on the garage at Fitzgerald.

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