A Sedalia car dealership is taking massive strides toward becoming more environmentally friendly. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Owner Kyle Herrick:
Herrick said they are installing 100 solar panels, which will generate enough electricity to run the front showroom of Bryant Motors. He expects the project to pay for itself in three years.
“I would believe that we can see a 35 to 40 percent decrease in our utility bills,” said Herrick, “And to put that into real numbers, this summer we were seeing $2,000, $2,500 a month utility bills, not for gas, just for electricity. And we believe that will drop down $500 or $600 a month.”
The business also replaced their traditional parking lot lights with LED, which uses about half the electricity. For heat, they use a system that burns old car oil as part of the energy source.