New York-based Safari Energy has completed a 3.49 MW roof and parking deck solar power system at The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, owned by Taubman Centers.
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The nearly 9,000 solar panels span 225,500 square feet of the mall's roof and five parking decks. The system will produce 4.2 million kWh of clean, renewable energy each year for the 1.4 million square foot center - the equivalent of offsetting more than 1,900 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
"Safari Energy is helping The Mall at Short Hills extend its green footprint in New Jersey, a state that is increasingly pursuing solar in its resource mix going forward," said Andy Rubin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Safari Energy.
Safari Energy has developed solar power systems for 15 malls and 66 commercial-scale solar projects across New Jersey. In May 2018, the Governor of New Jersey signed a bill to increase the state's solar target to match those of New York and California, enable community solar projects and increase the deployment of energy storage.
Photo: The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey now features a 3.49 MW solar rooftop and parking deck system developed by Safari Energy.