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Emergent Solar Energy commemorates installation of solar array at Lafayette Circle K

Emergent Solar Energy recently celebrated the completion of a solar installation project at the Lafayette Circle K, located at 973 Park East Boulevard.

The 78-kilowatt solar array will offset the convenience store’s energy consumption from the grid while reducing its carbon footprint.

Adam Bolen, project developer for Emergent Solar Energy, thanked Circle K for its investment in renewable energy.

“Circle K has made solar their first choice for sustainability, not only as a company but as a member of the Lafayette community. This is one example of their commitment to clean energy throughout the state of Indiana.”

Kevin Merritt, head of North American maintenance at Circle K said the project is just one of many steps the company is taking as part of its sustainability commitment to reduce Circle K’s electricity usage by 20 percent by 2025.

“This is our first solar project in Indiana; this is one of two that will be completed this calendar year,” Merritt explained. “As part of our sustainability commitment, we are working on seven other projects in the state of Florida, four of those have gone live in the past two weeks, and this one will go live in the next few months.”

David Huhnke, director of communications and marketing for the City of Lafayette commended Emergent Solar for bringing clean, renewable energy to the community.

“The City of Lafayette is excited to be part of this solar project as Greater Lafayette – both cities and county – are working towards a climate action plan that fits so well with this project. Your leadership in this project will truly have a positive impact on our environment moving forward.”

Headquartered at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Emergent Solar Energy is Indiana’s leader in commercial solar solutions.

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