Access Self Storage has selected the Viron Consulting Group to design and install grid-tied solar electric systems at six of its New Jersey facilities: Bernardsville, Clark, Franklin Lakes, Kenilworth, Oakland and Woodbridge. Access Self Storage Inc. owns or manages 19 facilities in New Jersey and New York.
“By installing solar panels we’re making a financial commitment that’s good for the environment and makes fiscal sense,” said James Greco, president. “These systems will help with the fight against global warming and reduce our dependency on foreign oil.”
The systems feature 4,544 American-made Photovoltaic (PV) panels capable of generating more than 1,000,000 kWh of electricity annually, which will significantly offset the company’s electrical demand. The panels are manufactured by SolarWorld.
The financial incentives currently available from the state and federal governments will help the project pay for itself in approximately two to three years.
“When you combine New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Rebate Program and Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) system with the 30 percent grant available from the U.S. Treasury, now is the best time to install solar electric in New Jersey,” said Thomas Voss, principal of Viron Consulting Group. “People don’t realize New Jersey is second only to California when it comes to the capacity of grid-tied solar electric installations in the United States.”
Installation of the systems is scheduled to begin this summer and expected to be completed by the end of the year.