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Self-storage facilities are ideal structures for solar with large, unused rooftops. Depending on the size of the solar system, you can offset most, if not all of your electricity costs, and in some instances generate additional cash by providing clean energy back to the grid.

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Environmental Impact

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Case Study

Pivot Energy is the self-storage industry's trusted solar provider. Learn how we are responsible for the environmental efficiency and sustainability of these industry leaders.


Extra Space Storage

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Ballasted Rooftop Solar

PV Array


Chicago, IL

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Extra Space Storage

Property Type
Commercial Storage Facility

System Capacity
237 kW

25-year Electric Bill Savings

5 years


The Challenge

Operational costs are a big pain point for most storage facilities, and reducing overall operating costs is a priority. Extra Space Storage has completed hundreds of solar projects nationally as they see the stable financial return that solar provides. Extra Space Storage partnered with Pivot Energy on their Illinois and Colorado portfolio to navigate the process, secure the incentives, and install the system.

The Solution

Extra Space Storage took advantage of the state of Illinois Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) that pays solar energy system owners cash each year in exchange for the SRECs generated by the system. The SREC improved the return on investment to 5 years for the Illinois portfolio. By applying into the program early, they were able to lock in the highest SREC value before reductions in the value occur.



Customer Stories

"Pivot Energy is hands down one of the most committed, experienced, and easy to work with solar providers in the industry. When St. Vrain Valley School District identified opportunities to install on-site solar systems, the team at Pivot Energy provided guidance and hands-on expertise to overcome multiple obstacles and succeed in installing about 1.2 MW of total generation. At the onset, staff analyzed our data, potential savings, and solar generation and even performed utility rate analysis so we could make the most educated decisions. These services were invaluable as the district sought out buy-in from stakeholders and engage the district and town.”

Dara Ward

Energy Manager, St. Vrain Valley School District
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"Our ultimate goal of providing solar power access to our residents and tenants without passing on its cost was made possible by Pivot Energy, who provided the perfect solution to our project needs."

Jonathan Alpert

Partner, Westfield Development

“We were contacted by Pivot Energy during the initial strategy on how to accomplish our goal of reducing the carbon footprint of Volunteers of America Colorado by at least 5% over the next two years. This was the gateway for Volunteers of America to not only save money to use toward our programs, but also a way to reduce our energy footprint. While we are sure there are many different companies offering similar programs, the experience we have had working with Pivot Energy has been impressive from our first interaction."

Bret Bridgewater

VP of Building Services and Safety, Volunteers of America
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“Solar is now a big part of our corporate sustainability program, and part of our ongoing effort to be good corporate citizens. Generating rooftop solar energy production in lieu of using energy from carbon-emitting sources furthers this commitment and leverages a previously unused asset within our portfolio – our rooftops – and provides cost savings from reduced utility expense.”

Joe Margolis

CEO, Extra Space Storage

"Pivot Energy did everything to make this project a reality. The entire process was really easy for me as the landowner. After signing the lease, Pivot did all the work and secured the permits. And once the construction started, it was completed quickly and easily. The contractor who built the project was friendly and did a great job."

Mr. Dawson