ALTOONA, Pa. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Sheetz announced a long-term renewable supply agreement with energy supplier Constellation to power nearly 70% of its Pennsylvania facilities with renewable energy, according to a news release. The solar projects, which will be developed in Pennsylvania, are expected to achieve commercial operation by January 2024.
The agreement will help Sheetz avoid nearly 78,000 metric tons of carbon emissions associated with its energy use annually, the equivalent of taking nearly 17,000 cars off the road, according to U.S. EPA estimates.
“Sheetz is dedicated to being a responsible steward of our environment,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO at Sheetz. “Through this purchase agreement and partnership with Constellation, Sheetz will be able to power more than 160 stores and approximately 40 other facilities with renewable energy, significantly reducing our environmental impact in Pennsylvania.”
Meanwhile, Altenergy Inc., which was acquired by Charlottesville, Va.-based Tiger Fuel Company, has unveiled a major rebrand after announcing its new name Tiger Solar last year, according to a news release.
“The refreshed, modern look for Tiger Solar, coupled with their commitment to delivering the highest-quality clean energy systems in their local markets, sets the stage for a bright future,” says the release.
Over the past three years, Tiger Solar has partnered with Tiger Fuel to solar-power two of its gourmet-to-go convenience stores and install a public EV charging station. Another 500kW of solar power is scheduled to cover Tiger’s bulk plants, with a shared commitment to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 45% in 2025.
“The energy landscape is changing,” said Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel. “The joining of our two great teams, and the new name, Tiger Solar, presents high-growth opportunities to expand our customer offerings and accelerate bringing solar to more residential and commercial rooftops. I’m confident that our partnership will make a meaningful impact in building a clean energy future.”
NACS featured Tiger Fuels in its 2021 Ideas 2 Go program, which debuted at the 2021 NACS Show. Read more in “Ideas That Grow” in the November 2021 issue.