If you want great beer, delicious pizza and a brewpub that has been motivated by its customers to go green, then the latest Pizza Port location at Carlsbad, CA (News - Alert), should satisfy you. Installed on the roof of this new facility that promises great pizzas are 117kW of Kyocera photovoltaic modules that will reduce carbon emissions and impact the environment positively.
"Rooftop solar makes great sense for Southern California companies because of the abundant sunshine they enjoy and the overall higher costs of doing business," said Steve Hill, president, Kyocera (News - Alert) Solar Inc.
Considered as one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic modules, Kyocera has proven expertise and experience. Its solar modules are reputed for their quality, performance and longevity.
“We selected Kyocera modules because of their high quality and proven reliability, both important factors for small businesses," observed Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power.
Pizza Port's owners installed a 10.7kW PV system on their home in 2011. Driven by its impressive performance, efficiency and reliability, Pizza Port decided to go ahead and request San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power to install the custom photovoltaic system at its new facility as well.
The joint will also house two electric vehicle charging stations, allowing customers to charge their cars while they dig into mouth-watering pizzas.
In addition, Sullivan Solar Power will also install a monitoring system for the Pizza Port solar array so restaurant and brewery guests get an idea of how much electricity the solar power system is producing at any given moment. It will also indicate the environmental benefits that consequently ensue.
For some time now, Pizza Port had been worried about the rising energy costs and was also keen to cater to the demands of an increasingly environmental aware customer base. Installation of Kyocera solar panels dissolved its worries in a single stroke.
"Most small businesses look for every edge to increase profits and maintain competitiveness. We commend Pizza Port for demonstrating how doing the right thing for the environment can also positively impact the bottom line," added Hill.
Kyocera claims to serves thousands of residential and industrial customers in both developed and developing regions, with more than three Gigawatts of solar collection equipment installed since 1975.
Edited by Ryan Sartor