Solar Powered Truck Stops? Love’s Announces First On-Site Solar System

Houston, Texas – Trillium, one of the nation’s leading providers of alternative fuels systems and renewable fuels and member of the Love’s Family of Companies, announced on Tuesday 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.”


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