The roofs of four of our industrial buildings in New Jersey will soon host large solar arrays as part of a pilot project from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). The 11-megawatt project—covering one million square feet of rooftop—is part of Duke Realty’s commitment to sustainable development in the communities we serve.
The New Jersey Community Solar Pilot Program is a partnership with Solar Landscape, a commercial and industrial solar developer in New Jersey. As part of the program, Duke Realty hosts photovoltaic panels atop its existing buildings, while Solar Landscape connects the power produced to New Jersey communities and businesses.
Once the project is up and running, Duke Realty will be the largest community solar project host in New Jersey. The four rooftops will help deliver more than 250 million kWh of renewable electricity over 20 years, with 51 percent of that power going to low- and moderate-income residents.
“For nearly 50 years, Duke Realty has been one of the most prolific developers of logistics space in the United States, and we are proud to further our commitment to sustainable buildings with these projects in the New Jersey market,” said Megan Basore, Duke Realty Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “We want to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the world in which we live. Our partnership with Solar Landscape accomplishes those goals and demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship.”
Read more about the project and the partnership with Solar Landscape here.