A 68% Offset To Power Usage and 2,501 Metric Tons of CO2 Avoided

Extra Space Storage – Northwood in Sandy Springs, Georgia installed a solar PV system and now needs to purchase just a third of the electricity they consume. This results in a first year savings of nearly $16,000 with more than two decades of future savings yet to come!

Rooftop Mounted Solar PV System

  • Provides Huge Boost for the Environment and Serious Savings
  • 101.2 kW rooftop solar system
  • Generates 152.42 megawatt hours of power annually
  • 25-year lifespan
  • Offsets 68.7% of the facility’s energy use
  • First year savings of nearly $16,000
  • Non-penetrative installation – roof’s original warranty unaffected!
Commercial Colite Technologies Solar array
Extra Space Storage – Northwood

Save Money By Going Green With Solar Energy

Helps Extra Space Storage Meet Their Sustainability Goals

With 101kW of power generation, this system reduces the facility’s CO2 output by 2,501 metric tons. This is the same amount of CO2 generated by driving 6.3 million miles in passenger car or by burning 2.7 million pounds of coal.

Major Cost Savings on Power Bills

The solar PV system offsets 68.7% of the total power needs of the facility, saving almost $16,000 in the first year; as energy costs rise so too will the annual savings. The project is eligible for federal and state energy tax incentives, helping jumpstart Extra Space Storage’s savings.

Long Lasting American Made Photovoltaic Panels

The 238 high performance panels were each made in the USA and will deliver 25 years of life. The onsite monitoring system allows for real time tracking of power production, making it easy to see the system’s performance at a glance and troubleshoot any problems if they arise.

Leak-Proof Rooftop Solar PV System Installation

Our ballasted racking system allowed the system to be installed without penetration. This was imperative for Extra Space Storage as it allowed them to retain their roof’s existing warranty.

Clean, Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is one of the easiest ways to move towards a sustainable future. Solar energy is clean, long lasting, and helps us move away from dependence on fossil fuels.

Solar Energy is an Investment in the Future

By producing on-site solar energy your company will enjoy reduced monthly electric bills. All of our commercial solar systems are fully interconnected with the local power grid, meaning that your business will have uninterrupted power delivery, day or night.

Innovative, Non-Penetrative Ballasted Racking Systems

Our commercial solar PV systems can be installed without the need for drilling holes – making it perfect for TPO membrane roofs. We also have non-penetrative installation options for standing seam metal roofs, and work with professional roofers to ensure all of our solar installations are leak free.

We Make Permitting and Tax Credits Easy

Most commercial solar PV installations require local permits and working with the utility company to arrange the power interconnect. Colite Technologies handles these details, making your transition to solar power easy. Additionally, we help you determine which governmental tax credits and benefits your system is eligible for and assist with the application process.

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Extra Space Storage – Northwood
Commercial Colite Technologies Solar array
Commercial Colite Technologies Solar array

Over 100kW of Clean Solar Energy Means Sustainability and Savings

The system we installed at Extra Space Storage Northwood will deliver decades of carbon free electricity, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the unit. As energy costs rise each year, the annual cost savings will follow suit.

These solar panels represent a huge win for the environment too – avoiding 2,501 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Projects like this are necessary for ensuring a greener future for our businesses and local communities.