Gates Realty Corp. is adding solar-electric systems to its headquarters in Little Ferry, N.J., and its four A Self Storage facilities in Little Ferry and Haledon, N.J.
Viron Consulting Group will design and install the systems, which will be linked to the state’s electric grid. The system features 1,840 American-made Photovoltaic (PV) panels capable of generating more than 450,000 kilowatts of electricity annually, significantly offsetting the company’s electrical demand. Financial incentives from the state and federal government will enable the project to pay for itself in two to three years.
Installation of the systems is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The panels are manufactured by SolarWorld.
Viron Consulting Group specializes in environmental consulting work with a key focus on the practice of sustainable design and the incorporation of renewable energy.