NEW JERSEYGeneral Growth Properties (GGP) is outfitting four of its Garden State-based malls with solar panels, which will provide an estimated 12 percent of the properties’ energy needs. Malls receiving the upgrade include Bridgewater Commons, Paramus Park, Willowbrook Mall and Woodbridge Center.

In total, the malls will be equipped with more than 20,000, 5.1 megawatt solar panels, totaling approximately 3M sq. ft. of roof space. GGP partnered with Safari Energy to design, engineer and construct the solar systems and assist with local power and regulatory agencies.

The high performance solar panels guarantee 80 percent efficiency in power production. In addition to the rooftop panels, the project includes inverters to convert electricity generated by the modules from direct to alternating current, as well as utility-grade meters with remote monitoring capabilities.