SOUTH PLAINFIELD– Extra Space Storage will place solar panels on the rooftops of 21 of their self-storage locations throughout New Jersey as part of a nationwide agreement with 1st Light Energy.
From Egg Harbor Township to North Bergen, 1st Light Energy will begin installing solar panels on the storage unit roofs throughout the summer. Locations in Avenel, Edison, Iselin, Linden, Metuchen, Old Bridge, Parlin and Union are among those that will be part of the project.
“This agreement with Extra Space Storage is an example of the tremendous opportunities and benefits that currently exist for commercial businesses in New Jersey, such as owners of warehouses, factories and storage facilities, to use their roof tops to save on energy costs,” said Michael Allen, national sales director for 1st Light Energy. “These benefits are not only fiscal, especially with existing federal and state tax incentives, but can also help to promote a company’s values and influence the way consumers and the public view their company.”
Each Extra Space Storage site will utilize a 50 kilowatt system (average). Together, the 21 sites will generate 1.2 million kilowatt hours annually – the equivalent of powering 170 homes from the sun.