Service Tire Truck Centers Installs Solar Energy Panels
STTC, which provides major brand new tires, Michelin retreads and tire related services to the transportation industry from Virginia to New Hampshire, has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 322 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system at their Millbury, MA Michelin Retread Plant. A total of 1,313 solar PV panels were installed on the roof of STTC’s 58,000-square-foot facility to help defray approx 26% of the electricity expenses of their modern MRT retread plant.
The 60-year-old, family-owned business has a history of “giving back.” “Choosing to go solar was another way that we can give back, this time to the environment,” said business partner Walt Dealtrey. “The financial incentives as well as the green aspects of solar were very compelling, and Solect has been a terrific partner throughout the process.” Being in the retread business has made STTC a green company long before it was a mainstream word. Solar is nothing new to STTC as a 150KW array was installed atop STTC’s Millville NJ retread plant in 2006.
"STTC is an excellent example of a business that can take advantage of all of the benefits of a solar renewable energy solution,” said Scott Howe, business development partner at Solect. “The federal and state incentives combined with the electricity savings make solar a very compelling proposition for businesses."
STTC has 43 commercial locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.
About Service Tire Truck Centers
Service Tire Truck Centers has been serving the transportation industry with quality products and services since 1955. STTC helps customers minimize downtime and control costs while keeping their vehicles running at peak performance. STTC’s customer commitment is to provide solutions and information to allow our customers to make confident business decisions on how to increase vehicle uptime, increase vehicle utilization, and increase tire durability.
Service Tire Truck Centers provides the following services:
•Road Assist™ 24/7/365 nationwide emergency road service
•Over 40 convenient locations throughout the Northeastern U.S.
•World-class Michelin® retreading technology
•New tires from the world's most respected manufacturers
•Custom wheel and rim reconditioning
•More than 250 truck service vehicles
•Highly experienced certified tire technicians and tire service specialists
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