$UGE Announces New Solar Carport Project with Audi Dealership

UGE International(TSX.V: UGE)

UGE International Ltd., a global leader in solar energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, is pleased to announce it has signed a new contract to design, construct, and commission a 300 kW DC solar PV carport system for Royal Oak Audi, an Audi dealership in Calgary, Alberta.

UGE is partnering on the project with local solar company Sol Power Projects Ltd., tapping into their local experience and knowledge of market dynamics to maximize customer outreach, minimize installation costs, and take full advantage of Alberta’s government solar rebate.

“Alberta has shown a strong commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of its energy industry. We want to make sure that the commercial sector gets the attention it deserves, by providing the resources and experience necessary to take full advantage of the programs being offered.”

-Marty Fleet, UGE Regional Director for the Canadian Market

Audi has made sustainability an important part of their “Strategy 2025” where they aim to have a third of all their cars electric by 2025. The company looks to make all decisions with economic, ecological, and social aspects considered. UGE’s solar carport was a clear decision for Royal Oak Audi. Through the project, the dealership will save money on monthly electric bills, reduce its carbon footprint, and strengthen its sustainability profile, all as part of the company’s focus on corporate responsibility.

The solar carport project will provide coverage for 112 Audi vehicles while offsetting 267 tons of carbon annually, the equivalent of driving more than 590,000 miles by an average passenger vehicle. Solar carports now offer a very economical solution to providing low cost energy as well as protection against the elements and the damage they can cause.

“We’re excited to be working with UGE and Sol Power to add significant value to our dealership in terms of renewable energy, inventory protection, and an improved customer shopping experience.”

-Murray Dorren, General Manager at Royal Oak Audi