Pizza Port Goes Green with a 117,000 Watt Solar Power System on New Restaurant and Brewery

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Sullivan Solar Power is Installing Solar Panels and Hosting Educational Seminar at New Facility

Sullivan Solar Power crew installing solar panels on top of the new Pizza Port facility

Pizza Port is an all-time favorite dining facility for locals, and the company is now setting the example for local small businesses, demonstrating their commitment to clean energy by capturing the abundance of sunshine in our region.

Family-owned local chain Pizza Port has opened a new restaurant and brewery in Carlsbad. In addition to the restaurant, the new facility serves as the company’s first-ever production, canning line and distribution center for Pizza Port beer, as well as the company’s office location. Sullivan Solar Power, the top solar installer in the San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) territory according to California Solar Initiative data, has begun installing a 117,235-watt solar photovoltaic system on the new location’s rooftop.

“We are excited to assist Pizza Port in harnessing the energy of the sun to power their new facility,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “Pizza Port is an all-time favorite dining facility for locals, and the company is now setting the example for local small businesses, demonstrating their commitment to clean energy by capturing the abundance of sunshine in our region.”

What started in 1987 as a small pizza joint owned by siblings Gina and Vince Marsaglia has turned into a very popular pizzeria and brewery, which now has five locations across Southern California. The old Pizza Port restaurant and brewery in Carlsbad will remain open, while the Pizza Port hub will also allow Pizza Port to produce, can and distribute their Pizza Port beer under the same roof that they will make all of their dough and fresh salad dressing for the first time.

Gina and her husband Ethan Murray went solar with Sullivan Solar Power in 2011 with a 10,716-watt system at their home in Carlsbad. After being satisfied with their solar power system from an environmental and financial standpoint, they decided to have Sullivan Solar Power design a custom solar power system for their new Pizza Port hub. The anticipation of rising electric costs played a role in their decision to put solar power on the newest Pizza Port facility.

“We are trying our best to be environmentally responsible, and our solar power system also makes sense economically in this situation, which is perfect,” said Ethan Murray, “We are excited to do solar on a large scale, contributing to a greener building, which will also save us around $30,000 annually.”

Sullivan Solar Power will install a monitoring system for the Pizza Port solar array so restaurant and brewery guests can see what the solar power system is producing at any given moment, as well as what the system has produced for the month, year and the lifetime of the system. It will also show the environmental benefits for the solar power system – environmental equivalents, greenhouse gases and carbon offsets.

In addition to the solar installation, two electric vehicle charging stations are slated to also be installed. Murray explained that Pizza Port has seen an increase of electric vehicles driven by their customers to their restaurants, and that they are excited that their customers will soon be able to charge their cars while enjoying a pizza and beer.

Pizza Port and Sullivan Solar Power have partnered to host an educational solar lunch and learn for the local community at the new facility, located at 2730 Gateway Road in Carlsbad, on Saturday, August 31 at 11a.m. The seminar will last one hour and will cover solar technology, rebates and incentives, case studies and what to expect with the upcoming utility rate hike.

For additional details about Pizza Port, visit http://www.PizzaPort.com. For more details about solar power, call 1-800-SULLIVAN or visit http://www.SullivanSolarPower.com.

About Sullivan Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion. The company has installed over 14,000,000 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power is headquartered in San Diego, CA and owned and operated by Dan Sullivan. Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since the business began. The firm has been named one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years and services all of Southern California. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products and the most qualified professionals to its customers. Visit http://www.sullivansolarpower.com for more information.

About Pizza Port
Pizza Port is devoted to total customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality and the best service humanly possible while having too much fun. Pizza Port takes ultimate pride in their standards by offering a completely unique dining and drinking experience. The local company’s goal is only met if they make you happy and you have a great time, every time. For additional information, visit http://www.pizzaport.com.

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