ERIE, Penn. — Erie may not be known for delivering sun this time of year, but Erie’s own Logistics Plus is delivering solar power in a big way. The Mount Signal Solar Farm is the largest solar installation in the world, and Logistics Plus is providing the transportation for the solar panels. The first phase of the $636 million three-phase project is expected to take 9 months, and will convert 1,936 acres of low-yielding farmland into a photovoltaic solar farm near Calexico, California. The project will employ 950 workers at the peak of its construction, and the total acreage utilized will be 4,500 when all three phases of the project are completed. A total of 3.1 million solar cells will be transported and installed throughout the project, which will provide electricity to 72,000 households through a 25-year lease agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric. Best of all, this solar farm will provide this energy without introducing 365,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the environment – the amount produced with fossil fuels.
Logistics Plus was selected for this project because of their expertise in international and domestic forwarding and warehousing. It is Logistics Plus’s ability to ensure on-time and affordable deliveries that led to their being picked to handle the transportation for this world-class project that will produce clean energy for years to come.