New Jersey Mall Gets 9,000-Panel Solar Project

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Commercial and industrial solar developer Safari Energy has completed a 3.49 MW solar project at The Mall at Short Hills, a shopping and dining center in Millburn, N.J.

The nearly 9,000 solar panels span 225,500 square feet of the mall’s roof and five parking decks. The solar system is estimated to produce 4.2 million kWh of clean, renewable energy each year for the 1.4-million-square-foot center.

“The Mall at Short Hills’ solar power system is the first of three solar projects we are implementing to increase our use of renewable energy over the next few years,” remarks Steven Moore, director of facilities, energy and sustainability for Taubman Centers Inc., the mall’s owner. “Safari Energy has been a great partner in helping us get closer to our renewable energy goals.”

“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,” says Andy Rubin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Safari Energy. “We are pleased to be working with Taubman to bring the company closer to its sustainability goals.”

To date, Safari Energy has developed solar systems for 15 malls and 66 commercial-scale solar projects across the state.

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