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Hertz building solar installations at JFK and Newark

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ), the U.S. car-rental company, is building 11 solar plants this year, including two at New York-area airports, as it seeks to increase its use of renewable power.

Hertz has completed a project at its Park Ridge, New Jersey, headquarters and is planning systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, the company said today in a statement.

JFK Airport

The projects are part of Hertz’s efforts to add renewable- energy generation to its facilities.

“The goal is to outfit as many of our locations here in the U.S. and overseas with solar as possible,” Rich Broome, Hertz’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications, said today in an interview.

Even as incentives disappear, the company expects costs for solar power to continue to come down, he said. “Solar makes sense for us.”

Hertz has already completed the installation of a 229 kW photovoltaic solar system at their global headquarters building in Park Ridge, N.J.

Martifer Solar USA, a subsidiary of Martifer Solar S.A, completed the design and installation, which is one of more than 15 at Hertz facilities nationwide.

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