Duquesne Light Company Solar Site
October 2 - October 3
Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is the electric distribution company for most of Allegheny and Beaver Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. In line with DLC’s commitment to sustainability and clean energy, solar panels and a solar tree were recently installed at the company’s Woods Run campus in Pittsburgh, PA’s North Side neighborhood. The 57.6 kWs of carbon-free electricity will help power 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to accommodate DLC’s growing electric fleet and employees who drive EVs. The panels cover approximately 3,140 square feet and are located on a curved, metal rooftop. The solar tree, which is 24.5 feet tall and DLC’s branded orange color, is located in the parking lot above the EV chargers on campus. The roof-mounted panels will provide approximately 65,082 kWh per year while the solar tree will produce about 4,304 kWh per year, resulting in expected annual cost savings of nearly $8,000. With the successful completion of its first solar panel installation, DLC can now see firsthand what customers would experience if they installed a similar array at their homes or businesses.