SunSystem Technology LLC (SST) says that it has completed the installation of a commercial 68.8 kW rooftop PV solar system for Pizza Guys at the franchise organization’s headquarters in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
“We think renewable energy is the wave of the future, and we decided to start with our corporate headquarters in Sacramento [County]. We are looking to expand the use of renewable energy at each of our 64 locations throughout California, Nevada and Oregon,” says Shahriar Nejad, director of real estate development for Pizza Guys.
“Pursuant to that mission, working with SST has been a smart business decision for us; our newly installed system is the first step in many steps of working together to reduce our carbon footprint,” he adds.
In addition to offices, the corporate headquarters includes a training center for instructing franchisees in the company’s proprietary recipes and cooking techniques to ensure customers receive the same quality experience at each of its locations.
As reported, the system is divided into two interconnections, with 11 kW feeding lighting requirements and the balance feeding the headquarters’ electrical needs. Commissioned by SST on Feb. 6, the completed system offsets 100% of the business’ kilowatt-hour usage, providing a dramatic reduction in its annual electrical expense.