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Old Dominion Converts Warehouse to Solar Power


While everyone knows that green energy companies depend on trucking companies to expand, the reverse hasn’t always been true. A project in North Carolina by a transportation company seems to be reversing this trend.

Old Dominion Freight Line installed rooftop solar panels on its warehouse in Thomasville, N.C. It’s the first solar panel system in the company’s nationwide network of facilities.

The 1.8-megawatt system, composed of 7,660 individual solar panels that completely cover the company’s 160,000-square-foot roof, is the third-largest rooftop solar panel project of its kind in North Carolina. The system, which has been operating since late December, can produce more than 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity a yearˆ’enough to offset nearly 95% of the building’s annual energy costs.

Read more about how much energy will be saved from the solar array, and what drove their decision to install the panels at Trucking Info.


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