Love's Expands Solar Power in Illinois

8 of the company's travel stops nationwide now powered by solar energy
convenience store solar panels
Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

HOUSTON — Trillium, a provider of alternative fuel systems and renewable fuels, recently converted three Love’s Travel Stops in Illinois to solar energy. Designed and built by Trillium, the solar energy systems are now at eight Love’s locations across the country that use solar power to fuel operations.

“Trillium is excited to continue working with Love’s in expanding its use of on-site, solar power generation,” said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. “Trillium is proud to produce green energy for these locations, as well as for the residents of Hamel, Kankakee and Knoxville.”

The solar power systems are interconnected with each location and will offset the electrical load consumed from the stores. Excess power produced will be exported to each city’s power grid via a net metering program offered by the local electric utilities.

Trillium is committed to expanding its innovative energy solutions across the United States, it said. The company has plans to design and build more solar-powered locations, as well as electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas and other alternative and renewable fuel systems.

Trillium, a Houston-based member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is a provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling 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.

Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is a travel stop network with more than 550 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 31,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 410 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations.

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