Chick-fil-A Launches California Solar Microgrid - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Microgrids, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  April 15, 2024

Chick-fil-A Launches California Solar Microgrid

Chick-fil-A Mendocino Avenue located in Santa Rosa, California, is the second Chick-fil-A® restaurant to install a solar-powered microgrid system. 

The technology is already being used at the Chick-fil-A March Lane in Stockton, California.

The microgrid is expected to lower power costs while enabling the restaurant to support customers affected by unplanned outages in the area. 

“If you live in California, you know our power grid struggles to keep up with demand,” said Chris Medford, the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Mendocino Avenue, in a statement.“When we close unexpectedly, it can have a negative effect on our Team Members and our Guests, so we’re optimistic this system will alleviate stress while delivering more operational resiliency.” 

Seasonally dry conditions around Santa Rosa make the area highly vulnerable to wildfires and emergency outages. This installation will enable the restaurant to stay open when other businesses may have to close, providing support to first responders as well as restaurant regulars.

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