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DHE’s Solar-Powered Microgrid Powers Electric Equipment, Building and Still Has a ’50-60% Surplus’

A 70-year-old trucking company may be offering a glimpse into the future with a solar charging system that can use repurposed lithium-ion batteries to power their building and charge their electric trucks, their employees’ cars and other equipment.

As part of the Volvo LIGHTS project, Dependable Highway Express (CCJ Top 250, No. 124) in Ontario, Calif. installed more than 2,300 roof-mounted solar panels that provide an estimated 1.29 GWh of electricity each year.

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