Northeast transportation and logistics provider A. Duie Pyle is installing a solar energy system atop its 570,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Parkesburg, PA.
The system, being installed by MainLine Solar, is a ten-watt system scheduled for completion in December. There will be 4,464 flat-panel modules covering 50% of the facility’s roof generating 1.1 million kilowatts of solar energy. It should generate enough electricity to supply 100% of the power needed to run the warehouse, A. Duie Pyle said.
“Saving energy costs and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive,” said Peter Latta, owner and chairman of A. Duie Pyle. “The installation of solar panels at one of our largest facilities is a bold move, but an important step in our plan for sustainability. Like many of our customers, ‘going green’ has become part of our sustainable growth strategy.”
The facility, purchased by the company in 1999, supports the Scotts Miracle-Gro company’s northeast product distribution.
“A. Duie Pyle is the largest third-party warehouse for Scotts and will soon be 100% solar,” said Jim Iovino, vice president of global logistics of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. “Sustainability and developing sustainable products are a corporate priority for Scotts, and we applaud A. Duie Pyle for this bold endeavor.”
Pyle received a $450,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) for the project.