East Windsor, Conn.-based USA Hauling and Recycling Inc., with contractors Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Earthlight Solar, welcomed community leaders to celebrate the completion of a multiyear project to add solar panels to its compressed natural gas(CNG) station that helps support more than 100 CNG refuse trucks in the region.
The Shoham Road station in East Windsor is utilizing multiple forms of clean, sustainable and cost-effective energy combining CNG from Clean Energy with solar panels from Earthlight Solar.
“This project aligns with USA Hauling and Recycling’s vision to adopt environmentally friendly practices and further our sustainability goals,” said Frank M. Antonacci, the company’s chief operating officer, in a statement. “With support from Clean Energy and Earthlight, we are able to provide a public access station that will raise the bar for the industry and make it convenient for other local fleets to convert from diesel to CNG.”
Trucks powered by natural gas reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent compared to diesel trucks, noted the company, adding that one CNG truck produces a tenth of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) as a diesel truck.