First Solar Powered Self Storage Facility in North Carolina Opens at Security Self Storage

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The first of its kind, green self storage facility in North Carolina has begun generating its electrical needs using solar photovoltaic panels. The 10 kilowatt, 20 foot pole mounted system is located at Security Self Storage on 3600 Tryon Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606. Open house with educational tour, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be on Thursday, September 25th from 11am to 2 pm.

10 KW feedback photovoltaic system at Security Self Strorage's Tryon Rd location in Raliegh, NC.

We are excited about being the first green self storage facility in North Carolina. We hope the prominent solar towers will encourage more renewable energy projects in the Triangle and encourage others to reduce their environmental footprint.

The first of its kind, green self storage facility in North Carolina has begun generating its electrical needs using solar photovoltaic panels. The 10 kilowatt, 20 foot pole mounted system is located at Security Self Storage on 3600 Tryon Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606, http://securityselfstoragenc.com. Open house with educational tour, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be on Thursday, September 25th from 11am to 2 pm.

Working with NC Green Power, an independent nonprofit organization supported by NC utilities, and Bob McGuffey, Deputy Director of Operations at the North Carolina Solar Center (North Carolina State University, http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu), Security Self Storage designed the largest "feed back" solar photovoltaic system installed on Progress Energy's grid to date. While producing clean renewable solar electricity, the system will also avoid an estimated 25,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, 75 lbs of sulfur dioxide and 30 lbs of nitrogen dioxide as well as mercury emissions each year.

Following in the footsteps of national businesses like Whole Foods and Toyota, Security Self Storage is addressing consumer's growing demand for eco-friendly services. While manufactured products such as hybrid cars are now becoming common, some service businesses with no obvious connection to the environment are also at the forefront of the "green movement". Security Self Storage, a locally owned storage company with seven locations throughout the Triangle is passionate about alternative energy, and they wanted to use the sunny space of their self storage facilities to generate green power. "We are excited about being the first green self storage facility in North Carolina. We hope the prominent solar towers will encourage more renewable energy projects in the Triangle and encourage others to reduce their environmental footprint." said Dr. Michael Chancellor, Board Member.

Kurt Regensburger, President of Security Self Storage said, "We hope to combine our commitment to protecting the local environment with the operation of a successful self storage business using our store-green.org initiative. This new concept not only harnesses solar energy, but also encompasses other eco-friendly practices such as well designed climate controlled buildings with insulated garage doors, low wattage lighting, free box recycling, wetland conservation, aerodynamic rental trucks and on-site rain water retention. Our motto is "Store Green, Feel Great with Security Self Storage."

For our self storage rental customers, Security Self Storage will donate a portion of the net renal proceeds to Triangle land conservation programs. Go to http://www.store-green.org to find out more.

Security Self Storage chose Blue Ridge Energy Works, brewgreen(at)gmail.com to design and install the entire project because of their experience and passion for solar electricity. Mr. Clay Sulik, President of Blue Ridge Energy Works said, "This is our first project in Raleigh and we felt the excitement of the Store-Green team to be contagious." The Solar facility is now open and the public and students of all ages are welcome to visit and learn about solar energy and how electricity is generated from sunshine and metered back into the electricity grid of Progress Energy.

Please join us at the open house on Thursday, September 25 from 11am to 2 pm.

ABOUT Security Self Storage, 3600 Tryon Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606. http://ncsecurityselfstorage.com

Security Self Storage is a locally owned self-storage company founded in 1993 with seven convenient locations throughout the triangle area. Security Self Storage is dedicated to providing quality storage service while practicing and promoting environmental consciousness in our community.

ABOUT Blue Ridge Energy Works, atLLC, 1178 Chestnut Grove Rd. Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9143 brewgreen(at)gmail.com; Blue Ridge Energy Works is focused on solar energy construction projects throughout the Carolinas.

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