New Mexico self-storage operator A-1 Self-Storage is installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on all of its 16 storage facilities.
To reduce installation costs, A-1 Self-Storage used federal and state tax credits plus renewable energy incentives from Public Service Co. of New Mexico. The storage company predicts the new systems will pay for themselves through energy savings in about seven years. The projected savings are nearly 488,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year.
Installed by Daybreak Solar, the PV systems will also prevent about 975,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually, according to Murray Brott, managing director. “We are thrilled to be able to benefit the environment while enhancing our bottom line,” Brott said. “It’s a win-win situation for us as well as our community.”
A-1 Self-Storage has 10 facilities in Albuquerque, four in Santa Fe, and one each in Rio Rancho and Tijeras.