Solar power expands in Illinois thanks to Trillium, Love’s Travel Stops

Three Love’s locations now powered by solar energy; excess power goes into city power grids

HOUSTON, May 24, 2021 - Trillium, one of the nation's leading providers of alternative fuel systems and renewable fuels, recently converted three Love's Travel Stops in Illinois to solar energy. The solar energy systems were designed and built by Trillium, marking eight Love's locations across the country that use solar power to fuel operations.

"Trillium is excited to continue working with Love's in expanding its use of on-site, solar power generation," said JP Fjeld-Hansen, vice president of Trillium. "Trillium is proud to produce green energy for these locations, as well as for the residents of Hamel, Kankakee and Knoxville."

The new solar-powered Love's in Illinois are located at:

  • 9191 State Route 140, Hamel, IL 62046.
  • 3407 South State Road 45/52, Kankakee, IL 60901.
  • 1405 Knox Hwy 9, Knoxville, IL 61448.

Solar energy doesn’t produce air pollution or greenhouse gases, which creates environmental benefits. The solar power systems are interconnected with each location and will offset the electrical load consumed from the stores. Excess power produced will be exported to each city’s power grid via a net metering program offered by the local electric utilities.

solar panel system at Love's in Knoxville, Illinois

Trillium is committed to expanding its innovative energy solutions across the U.S. The company has plans to design and build more solar-powered locations, as well as electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas and other alternative and renewable fuel systems. For more information, visit

About Trillium

Trillium, a member of the Love's Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions, specializing in fuel supply, design, installation and operation for innovative energy solutions. Trillium's alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as well as low carbon energy supply from renewable natural gas, solar installation and on-site electricity generation. For more than 20 years, Trillium has exceeded customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 200 alternative fueling stations nationwide. Trillium specializes in designing, building and operating these facilities and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Combined, Love's Travel Stops and Trillium own nearly 70 public-access CNG facilities. To learn more, visit

About Love's Travel Stops

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's leading travel stop network with more than 550 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 31,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has over 410 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit