Commercial real state developer J.G. Petrucci Co. contracted Solar Landscape to install and energize 562 kW of rooftop panels atop a distributorship facility in New Jersey.
The distributed energy project in Monroe was completed at the 132,000-square-foot building owned by Petrucci. It is forecast to generate 706,620 kWh to offset the electric consumption of building tenant L&R Distributors, which stores and moves products in the supermarket, pharmacy and beauty sectors.
“After conveying our interest in completing this project with J.G. Petrucci, it became clear that the partnership between our three companies (including Solar Landscape) would become integral to its success,” David Faust, vice president of operations at L&R Distributors, said in a statement. “We knew that we were eager to support this project to offset the carbon footprint of our operations, but we got an unexpected benefit out of the process in a solid partner that we whop will guide future solar projects, as well.”
Brooklyn, New York-based L&R has distribution centers also in Spanish Springs, Nevada and Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Solar Landscape is based out of Asbury Park, New Jersey. The 11-year-old company has provided free solar power for the school system there and, in 2020, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities awarded 20,358 MW of capacity for the company to install as part of the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.
Overall, Solar Landscape has installed more than 300,000 panels amidst multiple community solar projects.
“Environmental leaders like J.G. Petrucci understand that business-as-usual energy models are not sustainable and have embraced smart practices like solar to improve their facilities and fortify their operations,” said Shaun Keegan, CEO & Co-Founder, Solar Landscape. “From its many philanthropic initiatives, J. G. Petrucci has been a longtime role model in the industry for giving back to the community. This successful solar project is a continuation of the ways our companies are aligned.”
J.G. Petrucci Co. is a design and build, commercial real estate developer of projects in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It owns and manages more than 4.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial property and 2,000 apartments.