PennFleet is installing 500 solar panels on its facility to reduce its dependence on traditional sources of power.
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PennFleet is installing 500 solar panels on its facility to reduce its dependence on traditional sources of power.

Photo courtesy PennFleet

PennFleet, a provider of collision repair and emergency roadside services for truck fleets, has announced plans to use solar energy to provide power to its facilities.

By installing 500 roof-mounted solar panels and five inverters to convert the sunlight to energy, PennFleet expects to generate enough power to cover 102% of its annual power usage. The system is being installed by Paradise Energy Solutions and it will be able to offset the equivalent of 152 tons of CO2 within its first year of operation.

“We’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact,” said Jim Kolea, president of Boothwyn, PA-based PennFleet. “We care about how we treat the planet just like we care about how we treat our people.”

Work began on the project in November and is expected to be completed in December. The new system has an expected life span of 25 years and will help the company reduce its dependence on the traditional power grid to near zero, according to PennFleet.

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