John’s Incredible Pizza Company Goes Solar with Stellar Energy

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System generates enough renewable energy to bake 58 million pizzas.

The financial and environmental benefits of the project are significant, but this solar system also demonstrates the social and community leadership of John's Incredible Pizza Company.

Stellar Energy, a national, large-scale solar provider, recently completed a 230 KW (DC) solar system for John’s Incredible Pizza Company in Fresno, Calif. The rooftop system is expected to generate 350,000 kilowatt-hours per year and offset 25 percent of the restaurant’s energy consumption.

The Stellar Energy solar system will help John’s Incredible Pizza Company meet its green initiatives and significantly reduce its operating costs. “The investment pays for itself while generating clean, renewable energy,” explained John’s Incredible Pizza Company Vice President of Operations, Lori Stowe.

The Stellar Energy team has been providing commercial-scale solar systems for the food and beverage industry for more than a decade, helping many of California’s largest growers, food processors and wineries reduce their energy costs and achieve their sustainability goals. “Our team at Stellar Energy was excited to partner with John’s and made sure the project was delivered on time and on budget, with minimal impact to their day-to-day operations,” said Michael Mittleman, Stellar Energy President.

“The impact of an organization like John’s Incredible Pizza Company using solar to power their operations cannot be understated,” explained Ted Walsh, Stellar Energy’s Vice President of Project Development. “The financial and environmental benefits of the project are significant, but this solar system also demonstrates the social and community leadership of John's Incredible Pizza Company. When you consider that John’s Incredible Pizza Company is a place where parents bring their kids, where families and sports teams come together to enjoy themselves, and this is now where kids might first learn about solar, might ask their parents why renewable energy and environmental issues are important, it’s great to think about that conversation taking place in a fun, family-oriented environment, not only in a classroom.”

This latest project originated when John Parlet, the restaurant’s owner was contacted by one of his former employees, John Covert. Covert now works in the solar industry for a local firm that focuses mainly on residential and small commercial projects, but collaborated with Stellar Energy to deliver the best solution possible to John’s Incredible Pizza Company. “Stellar has a lot of experience with large commercial projects and offers a Large Commercial Partner Program designed to help other solar companies successfully carry out larger scale projects,” explained Covert.

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Stellar Energy is one of the nation’s top providers of commercial-scale solar energy systems. Our sister company Soligent LLC is the largest and most comprehensive full-service distributor of renewable energy products in the US. This relationship provides Stellar Energy access to the highest quality products at the most competitive pricing without bias to proprietary technology, manufacturing or financing. With 30 years of experience in solar, our team is committed to professional solar project delivery and system operation, delivering the best financial and environmental benefits possible to our clients. For more information, please visit

In September of 1997, founder, John Parlet, opened the very first John’s Incredible Pizza Company location in Victorville, California to a crowd of curious guests waiting to experience the food & fun promised inside. Fifteen years later, with 10 locations, the typical John’s facility footprint has grown to an impressive 50,000 square feet with over 100 of the latest games, rides, and attractions.

John’s Incredible Pizza Company in Fresno is located at located at 7095 N. Cedar Avenue. Guests are invited to visit the company’s website for directions and additional information

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