Secure Self Storage in Rehoboth Beach, Del., is now running on solar power. After more than a year of planning and construction, the primary use of the local electric utility ended July 7.
The solar panels now generate 90 percent of the site’s electricity. During the day the panels actually produce more than 100 percent of the energy the site needs, allowing Secure Self Storage to sell power back to the utility company.
With the success of the solar panels, Secure Self Storage recently began exploring other sustainability concepts such as green roofs, which involves installing vegetation on the rooftop, and wind power for the Rehoboth Beach location and its other facility in Coney Island.