SolMicroGrid announced plans to deploy a solar-enabled microgrid solution to provide energy resiliency and renewable energy to three Chick-fil-A restaurants in California. SolMicroGrid’s innovative systems address the issue of power outages and the need for greater renewable energy.
Through a combination of solar, natural gas generators and on-site storage controlled by an AI dashboard, the microgrids will provide the reliability of continuous power during local utility outages.
“This new system will allow us to reduce energy costs while helping us continue to serve our guests even through power outages,” said April Farage, a Chick-fil-A operator in Stockton, California. “This solution will allow us to provide a place where guests in the community can convene, enjoy a meal and plug in when power may not be available to their homes.”
SolMicroGrid is a developer and operator of microgrid systems for commercial and industrial customers across North America who seek a comprehensive Energy-as-a-Service solution to their power needs. The company worked alongside Chick-fil-A to develop the energy system, which can be used at restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies and other community-essential businesses.
“The intention from the inception of SolMicroGrid was to provide community-critical businesses with the clean, renewable energy they need to serve their customers even during times of crisis, as well as to address the trend of increasing costs in energy,” said Matt Ward, co-founder and CEO of SolMicroGrid.
Upon completion of the initial installations in California, Chick-fil-A and SolMicroGrid, with support from its financial partner, Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, through their managed investment funds, intend to explore microgrid solutions for additional Chick-fil-A restaurant locations across North America.
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