Honda Partners with SolarCity to Provide Solar Power


Detroit Free Press - February 20, 2013

Honda is get­ting into the solar busi­ness, pro­vid­ing solar pan­els to its deal­ers and to cus­tomers who want solar power in their homes.

Find out what the part­ner­ship will provide.

Honda announced a part­ner­ship with San Mateo, Calif-based SolarCity Corp. to offer the instal­la­tion of solar pan­els to both car buy­ers and dealers.

The part­ner­ship estab­lishes an invest­ment fund to finance $65 mil­lion in solar projects in SolarCity’s 14-state ser­vice area.

Honda and Acura cus­tomers are eli­gi­ble for a $400 dis­count towards the instal­la­tion of a res­i­den­tial solar power system.

The automaker said the part­ner­ship is aimed at address­ing global cli­mate change by reduc­ing CO2 emis­sions from home, busi­ness, and trans­porta­tion energy use, as well as energy sav­ings for customers.