Safari Energy completes 100th solar project with Extra Space Storage

Published on February 04, 2020 by Dave Kovaleski

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Safari Energy, based in New York City, completed 100 solar projects with Extra Space Storage, a Salt Lake City-based real estate investment trust that owns over 1,800 self-storage properties.

The solar projects span across roughly a dozen states and generate more than 10 megawatts (MW) of capacity. The projects have produced more than 33 GWh of solar power thus far.

“It has been an amazing journey for Safari Energy to work with Extra Space Storage for the past six years on solar projects across the country,” John Lind, managing director, business development, Safari Energy, said. “Extra Space has been an ideal client for our turnkey solar portfolio approach, and we look forward to continuing to support Extra Space’s role as a steward of the environment.”

The largest of the 100 projects is a 531 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system in Central Valley, N.Y. On average, the solar projects offset more than 80 percent of each site’s energy use, with approximately 20 sites offsetting more than 95 percent of their energy use.

“At Extra Space, we are committed to sustainability. Solar is a key piece of our sustainability initiatives, and we’re glad to work with great partners like Safari Energy,” Joe Margolis, CEO of Extra Space Storage, said. “We’ve found solar projects — like the 100 we’ve installed with Safari — to be an easy decision for us because it’s at the intersection of what is good for the environment, what is good for the community, and what is good for our shareholders.”

Safari Energy is a solar provider for commercial and industrial customers, real estate owners, public sector organizations, and solar developers.