Solar monitoring display at Mission PieApril 26th, 2012
After installing solar at Mission Pie in February, the local pie shop has installed a monitoring screen in the cafe that shows what their Luminalt-installed system is producing. The screen, an energy efficient LCD monitor, shows a chart illustrating historic electrical consumption against projected production of the solar system. Next to this chart is a live graph of what the system is producing in kilowatt hours and the kilograms of carbon dioxide it is offsetting. The graph updates every 15 minutes with information gathered from the system's inverter. The inverter is the box that converts direct current (DC power) from the solar panels to alternating current (AC power) for use by the building. Mission Pie uses electricity from the sun to power such equipment as their ovens and mixers.
Stop by to check out Mission Pie's solar system and eat some solar pie!
Check out some of the coverage that Luminalt and Mission Pie have received for this solar installation:
- "Mission Pie Goes Solar," SF Weekly
- "Mission Pie Goes Solar," Eater SF
- "Good Morning Mission!", Mission Loc@l
- "As part of their green-oriented ethos, Mission Pie has just gone solar," Grub Street San Francisco
- "Good Morning Mission!", In the Mission Blog
- "Eat the Week: Solar Pie," Poor Taste Magazine