Trillium Installs Its First Solar System at Love’s Travel Stop in California
New On-Site Solar System Offsets Large Percentage of Travel Stop's Electricity Consumption
HOUSTON, December 4, 2018 - Trillium, one of the nation's leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels and member of the Love's Family of Companies, today announces the recent installation of an on-site solar system at the Love's Travel Stop in Santa Nella, California. The system, which is Trillium's first solar installation, began energizing and generating electricity for the travel stop last month, offsetting a large percentage of the travel stop's electricity consumption.
Trillium designed and built the solar system at the Love's location in California, making it the second Love's location to run off solar power. Love's first solar system was installed at its Las Vegas location in 2016. The new ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system at Santa Nella will generate more than 300,000 kilowatt hours annually, which is 30 times the average household usage.
"On-site power generation is rapidly gaining popularity due to its low effect on the environment and ability to save Customers money," said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium. "Trillium is excited to continue leading the way in innovative solutions for the transportation industry. The company provides Customers with alternative fuel and micro-grid power economical solutions that make it easy for commercial and public fleets to transition to cleaner burning fuels and augment their energy supply with a more cost-effective low carbon alternative."
Trillium will continue to design and build on-site solar projects for additional Love's Travel Stop locations in California and Illinois next year. In addition to solar projects, Trillium will install an EV charging station at the Santa Nella location and additional Love's locations in the future to support the needs of its growing Customer base.
"Our Santa Nella location is a milestone for Trillium," said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love's. "As Trillium continues leading the way in alternative fueling solutions, we look forward to watching growth with new Customers within transit agencies and trucking companies."
Contact Trillium today to learn more about solar energy implementation for your fleet.
Trillium, a member of the Love's Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions, specializing in fuel supply, design, installation, and operation for innovative energy solutions. Trillium's alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as low carbon energy supply from renewable natural gas, solar installation, and on-site electricity generation. For more than 20 years, Trillium has exceeded Customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building, and operating these facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love's Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, please visit loves.com/Trillium.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's) is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 470 locations in 41 states.Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 22,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and more than 50 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Love's is committed to providing Customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.