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New Jersey Warehouse Goes Solar to Offset Electricity Consumption

Oct. 30, 2013
The 1,818-panel solar array is expected to generate 550,000 kilowatt-hours of energy the first year, offsetting over 90 percent of its annual electricity consumption.
Glendale Warehouse, a family-owned and operated spice and food distribution company based in Edison, N.J., awarded a full-service installation contract for Solis Partners to complete a 445.41 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system.  Glendale’s services include trans-loading of import containers, container stuffing, long and short-term storage, weighing, sampling and repacking services. 

At its Edison headquarters, the company has a 228,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility with a state-of-the-art “cool room” that enables them to protect the quality and integrity of sensitive products for clients. The 1,818-panel solar array is expected to generate approximately 550,000 kilowatt-hours of energy for the facility in the first year of operation, offsetting over 90 percent of the building’s annual electricity consumption. Over the lifetime of the system, this number is said to equate to the elimination of more than 1,900 cars from U.S. roadways.  

“This project will provide Glendale Warehouse greater control over their energy costs and protect them from rising rates,” said Jamie Hahn, principal of Solis. “This project will also help Glendale reduce the operational footprint of their facility.”

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