Turn 14 is known as an automotive parts and accessories distributor, but the company has entered into the renewables market with a 1-MW solar carport system installed by Paradise Energy Solutions. Turn 14’s Horsham, Pennsylvania headquarters is home to one of the state’s largest solar carports, achieving a major milestone in the company’s goal of offsetting 100% of its energy usage.
“It is Turn 14 Distribution’s responsibility to be a good environmental steward,” stated Jon Pulli, CEO of Turn 14 Distribution. “As a company, we are highly motivated to do our part in the fight against climate change by transitioning to renewable energy sources.”
The addition of this solar carport will go a long way in offsetting the majority of the company’s energy at their corporate headquarters and also at their three North American distribution centers.
“We wanted an aesthetically pleasing design that meshes with our office building’s appearance and remains efficient from a solar capture perspective,’’ Pulli said.
The solar carport stands at 14 feet, providing ample space for parking and to follow strict aesthetic guidelines.
“After a competitive bidding process, Paradise Energy was selected because of their superior knowledge and expertise,” states Mr. Pulli. “ Their understanding of the pitfalls surrounding a project of our scale gave us confidence in their abilities, and now that we have concluded the project, I am happy to report our intuition was correct. Paradise Energy has been an excellent partner.”