PCI Solar has completed installation and commissioning of a rooftop solar energy system for AmeriPride Services, the North American textile rental services and supply company, at its processing plant in Odessa, Texas. It is AmeriPride's second solar energy project, following a rooftop installation at its Worcester, Massachusetts location.

In a February news release, AmeriPride said that it worked closely with PCI Solar to ensure that the proposed design solution was compatible with AmeriPride's ongoing business operations at the facility. The solar projects are part of its broader environmental sustainability effort that includes alternative fuel vehicles, heat reclamation systems, equipment upgrades and water conservation and treatment. AmeriPride was one the first commercial laundries worldwide to earn the industry’s ‘Clean Green’ certification, signifying its production facilities meet the highest international standards for water efficiency, energy conservation and best practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.

“AmeriPride is committed to leading the industry in environmental sustainability by testing and incorporating new technologies, such as solar power, that help move the textile industry forward,” said Mike Lavoie, director of mechanical engineering for AmeriPride Services/Canadian Linen. “As one of the biggest players in the industry, we have the resources to pilot innovative new programs that benefit our company, our customers and the community.”