Duke Realty solar project participation featured in Commercial Property Executive

Commercial Property Executive featured Duke Realty’s participation in the first community solar project in New Jersey  that was launched in January, making a milestone in New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s stated goal of reaching 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

The February 18, 2021 article A REIT Pioneers Community Solar in New Jersey quotes Art Makris, Duke Realty’s senior vice president of the Northeast region. “We want to be green and provide the assets that our tenants want,” Makris said. “Our tenants also have ESG goals, carbon-neutral programs that they’re installing, and we want to be a part of that as a solution.” And since Duke Realty holds buildings for 30 to 40 years, staying cutting-edge is important.

A partnership between Duke Realty Corp. and Solar Landscape, the project features more than 18,000 solar panels installed across the rooftops of four Duke Realty buildings in Perth Amboy. The solar energy generated from the panels will be fed directly into the grid and then sold to more than 1,200 low- and moderate-income households.

Read the article in Commercial Property Executive.