San Diego, California contractor Stellar Solar is installing a 65-kW array at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas. The system will use 135 QCells 480-W panels, producing enough power to completely offset 104% of its annual electricity usage.

Herman Cook Volkswagen general manager and co-owner Connor Cook and Stellar Solar CEO Kent Harle stand with the new Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Vehicle and Bosch Power Max EV Charger soon to be powered by the Stellar Solar 65-kW solar system.

“First off we are thrilled to be making the move to solar,” said Connor Cook, general manager and co-owner of Herman Cook Volkswagen. “And to do it with a local company with such an established track record of success and expertise in solar, battery storage and electric vehicle connectivity was just a bonus. It was their tagline of ‘Electrify Your Life’ that made forming a strategic partnership and offering their full suite of services to our customers a no-brainer. I’m excited to be on the forefront of this and contributing to the clean energy movement.”

Besides powering the dealership, the strategic partnership with Stellar Solar will offer Cook VW customers who purchase electric vehicles a full suite of clean energy solutions including solar, battery storage and EV connectivity to help power their cars. The partnership is the first of its kind between an auto dealer and solar company in San Diego County, and was formed for the proliferation and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

“First off, I’m thrilled to be working with such an iconic North County family-run business,” said Kent Harle, co-founder and CEO of Stellar Solar. “Cook VW’s history is rich in Encinitas and their growth has reflected that of the area. Going solar and offering our clean energy solutions to their customers is a perfect example of being on the cutting edge and offering what homeowners in the area are demanding. Besides solar, we have established ourselves as the go-to resource for battery storage and electric vehicle connectivity and with Cook VW’s amazing line of electric vehicles, this is an exciting time for both of us.”

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