Prime Development Group LLC (PDG) has installed solar panels at College Point Storage, a self-storage facility it owns in Lacey, Wash. The 120-kilowatt system comprises a series of 360-watt, 72-cell photovoltaic panels, which is expected to offset the property’s energy use by 81 percent. The 334 panels were installed on the facility’s main building, which comprises 90,000 square feet, according to a blog post by West Coast Self-Storage Group (WCSSG), which manages the property.
“Whenever we can, we try to be as sustainable and environmentally conscious as we can with our projects,” said Jeff Powell, managing member of College Point. “With College Point, we had a large building with ample roof space, which made it very conducive to installing solar panels.”
The installation will also create a thermal break, protecting the underlying roof and extending its life, company officials said. The solar panels were made by Itek Energy in Bellingham, Wash., and installed by Seattle-based A&R Solar.
Based in Tumwater, Wash., PDG specializes in development airplane hangars, apartments and self-storage.
WCSSG is an acquisition, development and property-management company headquartered in Everett, Wash. Its portfolio of managed and owned properties includes 39 sites in Washington, nine in Oregon and seven in California.
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