Stefano’s Solar Powered Pizza Mill Valley - 26.5kw Solar PV System
Stefano’s owner Bob Valentino made the decision to make the switch to solar to eliminate his energy costs and reduce his environmental impact. We designed and installed a 26.5 kw system to completely offset his energy costs, which included nearly $1000/month PG&E charges. After installing their solar system, Stefano’s was named a Marin Green Business.
In the Marin community, there is a strong importance placed on sustainable and environmentally-conscious business practices. Stefanos has made their decision to use Solar a part of their brand identity and now proudly call themselves Stefano’s Solar Powered Pizza.
They are favorite in the community and a great example of how a business can use Solar to save money, help the environment and market their business.
“Before installing the solar panels in mid-2004, Stefano’s was paying $1000 per month on electricity. After the panels were installed, the bill dropped to $7 per month and I should be able to recoup my investment within 8 years. There are no moving parts, no noise, no greenhouse gas emissions and very little maintenance. It’s the best business decision I ever made and I’m proud to be the only solar-powered pizzeria in the country.” – Bob Valentino, Owner