In the early stages, it seemed as though just a few New Jersey self-storage businesses would make the transformation solar powered energy. When Premier Self Storage Unit, of Egg Harbor, changed into solar powered energy, its owner, Tim Schaeffer, pondered that Premier would be the only self-storage business in New Jersey to be powered by solar technology. Schaeffer might or might not have been correct at that time; however, since then, the number of storage services switching to solar technology in New Jersey has snowballed.
Conversions of Storage Companies to Solar Power Systems
The majority of owners of self-storage services are finding that investing the money to convert to solar electrical energy can make a good business sense. The majority of solar installation pay for themselves in a short time. As electricity prices surge, solar power panels may start to pay for themselves even swifter.
On the other hand, storage units Clearwater expects to complete the setup of solar power panels on its 12 facilities. Chief executive officer, Of the storage unit, predicts that this project, which was not costing that much to the company to install, can save about $800,000 on a yearly basis.
2 Million Kilowatt Energy Every Year
A few weeks ago, another storage company, Access Storage revealed it’s adding solar electric powered panels to 6 of its facilities. All the storage facilities, located in Clark, Bernardsville, Kenilworth, Franklin Lakes, Woodbridge, and Oakland, can be linked to the overall electric power grid. At the same time, they can generate more than 2 million kilowatt energy every year.
– In August, English Creek Self Storage of Egg Harbor installed a solar electrical system to its facility. This system was made to counterbalance the cost of lighting twenty-four hours a day.
Plan to Power More Than 130 Houses
English Creek was basically adhering to the example of Premier Self Storage of Egg Harbor, which reconstructed as solar powered energy last October. Premier’s electric powered system generates more than enough electrical energy to about 130 houses.
Last December, Bernardsville Self Storage got authorization from the Bernardsville Planning Board to set up solar power panels on its facility. Guardian Self Storage Tuckahoe, and Stowaway Self Storage Lebanon, Mine Hill, Phillipsburg, Flemington, and Whitehouse also installed solar power systems last year.
Plan to Power 500,000 Homes by The Year 2020
Planet Self Storage Newington, Connecticut, and Storage Space Plus Waltham, Boston, for instance, have transformed into solar electric powered systems in the last couple of years. However, New Jersey’s corporate environment has used the mandate to create more electrical power from solar panel systems entirely to heart. In accordance with New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan, this state will have to generate enough energy from solar energy to power 500,000 homes by the year 2020. If self-storage companies keep jumping on the bandwagon, the state may possibly reach its goal.