WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights. The installation will save the hospital $1.7 million and reduce carbon emissions by 3,300 tons over the life of the system. “The product’s unique design answers a number of issues which plague conventional parking lot structures,” said company CEO William Kaufman. “The Power Arbor™ provides a uniquely styled parking lot canopy system that is specifically designed for the northeastern climate. The product provides substantial quantities of clean, renewable electrical energy at the source of demand where it is needed and it automatically rotates and follows the sun, increasing energy generation by up to 40%."
WattLots LLC was founded in 2009 by Kaufman, a graduate of NJIT’s New Jersey School of Architecture.