Estes Express Lines, a full-service freight transportation provider, and Dynamic Energy, a turnkey solar project developer, have announced completion of a 688 kW solar project on the roof of Estes’ terminal in West Middlesex, Pa. The system is expected to produce 777,400 kWh of power each year, which will offset 56% of the West Middlesex terminal’s annual consumption.
The project was supported by a state grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), an independent public financing authority with a mission to finance clean energy projects in the state.
“We greatly appreciate Dynamic Energy’s expertise with installing our system, and we are pleased to work with PEDA to generate clean, advanced energy within Pennsylvania,” says Estes Express Lines President and CEO Rob Estes. “Our selection from among such a strong pool of grant applicants says a lot about the long-term viability of this and similar future projects.”
Estes previously partnered with Dynamic Energy to complete two solar installations totaling 583 kW at its terminals in Elkton and Baltimore, Md.
“Selecting clean solar power for our West Middlesex terminal further demonstrates Estes’ good stewardship of the environment,” says Joe Ziadeh, project manager of Estes Express Lines. “Estes was one of the first trucking companies to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, and this solar project is another step in our sustainability efforts.”
Mike Perillo, CEO of Dynamic Energy, adds, “The Pennsylvania Solar Future Program, Pennsylvania Power, the Town of West Middlesex and Estes all collaborated to see a successful project completed. The asset will produce value for Estes and the community for decades to come.”