When it comes to electricity, STORBOX Self Storage and The Wine Grotto in Pasadena, Calif., are almost completely self-sufficient. The Pasadena Star-News reports that Brett Barnard, owner of the adjoined businesses, had 744 solar panels installed on the building’s roof, making it the largest commercially-used solar array in Pasadena.
Barnard’s facility is about 200,000 square feet. Aside from self storage, 5,000 square feet is leased for office space and 13,000 square feet is used for The Wine Grotto.
The solar array brings in 230 kilowatts of power, which is enough to supply nearly 100% of the building’s energy requirements. California Solar completed the work in early May 2016. Although electric bills won’t be as much of a concern for Barnard, the solar system came at a hefty price. Read more here, http://services.storage.com/industry-news/storbox-self-storage-pasadena-nearly-100-self-sufficent/
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