Washington Prime Group announced as part of its sustainability efforts the completion of the 1.1-MW solar project at Jefferson Valley Mall, located in Yorktown Heights, New York. The system is comprised of 2,746 PV modules, spanning more than 73,000 SF, offsetting approximately 22,190 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.
Under the terms of the agreement, Safari Energy developed, financed and built the project, with Washington Prime Group to purchase all the electricity generated by the system from Safari. The rooftop solar system at Jefferson Valley allows the company to convert unused roof space into a productive source of energy for the center. While significant cost savings are not expected for Washington Prime Group or its tenants, the system is expected to generate over one million kWh of green energy per year.
“Our first project with Washington Prime Group is also Safari Energy’s 56th completed commercial scale solar project in New York State alone. We’re glad to support Washington Prime Group’s sustainability efforts, while also providing a green energy solution for Jefferson Valley,” said Andy Rubin, senior VP of sales and marketing for Safari Energy.
News item from Washington Prime Group. Updated at 1:34 p.m.