Indiana Toll Road solar project

Toll Road operator completes solar project

 ITR Concession Co., which maintains and operates the Indiana Toll Road, completed 14 solar energy systems along the toll road.

Project Soleil, which was made possible with the help of Toledo, Ohio-based Solscient Energy, is expected to generate a third of the power the toll road needs. It also should reduce annual carbon emissions by about 900 metric tons, according to ITRCC.

“What comes across loud and clear through our work with ITRCC over the past year is how seriously they are taking their own role in the energy transition,” said Granger Souder, co-founder of Solscient Energy, in a press release. “Their embrace of critical steps to move toward renewables in their operations sets an example for others across the country to replicate.”

ITRCC in 2021 committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050.

“I believe our commitment to sustainability isn’t just about reducing our carbon footprint; it’s for a cleaner future for generations to come,” said Alyssa Staley, ITRCC executive. “Together, we’re not just powering our operations; we’re illuminating a path towards a more sustainable tomorrow.”

The solar installations at each of the 14 locations, including Elkhart, should provide 100% of the buildings’ energy consumption. In total, the solar installations will produce about 2,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year.

ITRCC was established in 2006 to maintain the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road, which is part of Interstate 80/90.

Caption: Solar panels were installed at ITR Concession Co. in Elkhart. The company maintains and operates the Indiana Toll Road. (Provided by ITRCC)


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