Through a grant funded in part through the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection via the PA Energy Development Authority grant program, Estes Express Lines has completed the fourth solar-power system installation within its nationwide terminal network.
The 688 kilowatt array is expected to produce about 787,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year, or the equivalent of annual energy production for 80 average homes in Pennsylvania. This, in addition to an upcoming upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting, will account for more than 90% of the West Middlesex terminal’s annual electric consumption.
Gov. Tom Wolf expects Pennsylvania to become a leader in solar energy. Toward this end, Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is the statewide project team, led by DEP, developing a plan to source 10 percent of Pennsylvania’s electricity consumption from in-state solar projects by 2030.
For more information, check out Pennsylvania DEP’s Energy Success Story: Estes Express Lines case study.