Commercial, Solar - August 14, 2020
SmartStop Self-Storage completes 61 kW solar installation
SmartStop Self-Storage REIT completed Aug. 7 their first solar panel project as part of their broader efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.
The 61.38 kW system was installed at their Mt. Pleasant, S.C., location by Warner Energy and is expected to offset 81,500 kWh annually. Over the next few years, SmartStop plans on installing similar projects at other locations in the U.S. and Canada that are expected to total over 1.3 million kWh annually of generation capacity, 10 projects of which should be installed by the end of 2020.
"This solar panel installation at our Mt. Pleasant location is the first of many projects we have planned in the coming months and over the next few years," Michael McClure, Chief Executive Officer of SmartStop, said in a statement. "As property owners, we have an obligation that extends to our customers, our business partners and our surrounding communities to act as a responsible, ethical corporate steward. Beyond meeting our essential responsibilities to the environment, we're also focused on maintaining energy-efficient operations that meet the demands of a modern self storage operation. Over time, we expect our broader green-focused initiatives and other value-added capital investments will generate material energy and cost savings, and this launch represents a great first step in the right direction."
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