Self storage company adding solar PV to power 21 sites via Pivot Energy


Pivot Energy announced a new partnership with Life Storage, a national self storage company, with a series of 21 solar projects located across multiple states. Self storage facilities are an ideal candidate for rooftop solar, with an abundance of unused roof space and significant on-site energy demands.

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This series of projects will expand Life Storage’s solar repertoire on the east coast and represents their first solar projects in California. Nine of the California projects have already been completed, with locations near Sacramento and Woodland, and 8 additional projects will be constructed in the Golden State by year’s end. The remaining projects in the Northeast are expected to be completed in late 2022.

These projects will serve Life Storage’s ESG goals by improving their energy consumption profile and overall environmental footprint, helping to avoid air pollution, water pollution, and reduce carbon emissions in the local communities where the projects are located.

Erik Bruner, Director of Business Development for Pivot Energy said, “We are proud to be developing this solar portfolio for a company like Life Storage that is also firmly committed to ambitious ESG goals. Solar is a fantastic step in making an operation more sustainable and we hope to see more self-storage businesses inspired by Life Storage’s green leadership. Pivot Energy looks forward to continuing to work with Life Storage as they expand their solar footprint.”

These projects are only the start of Life Storage’s solar adoption strategy, as the company plans to expand solar across its portfolio of facilities in the coming years.

Eric Schlegel, Project Manager for Design and Sustainability at Life Storage said, “Pivot Energy has been a great partner as we work to develop solar arrays across our nationwide portfolio of self storage facilities. Their combination of national expertise and commitment to helping companies accomplish their ESG goals has made them an ideal partner in this endeavor. We are excited for the completion of these projects and the benefits they will bring for our customers, the communities we operate in, and for our investors.”

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