SOLAR INSTALLATION AT

Taco John’s

$355,441

25 Year Utility Savings

110.16 kW

Project Size

Fairfield, IA

Location

116,558 kWh

Annual Production

1,894 t CO₂

Emission Reduction

Iowa’s Groundbreaking PPA Installation

Taco John’s Case Study

Taco John’s installed a 110 kW solar array to the north and east of its 703 W. Burlington location. The array will generate around 65% of the restaurant’s electricity needs. Over the next 25 years the array will provide significant energy cost savings while preventing around 1,905 metrics tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere – the equivalent of over two millions pounds of coal.

After studying the financial case for solar energy, Managing Owner Bill “Taco Bill” Corrick saw how significant the savings would be and decided to build an array next to the restaurant.

Taco John’s in Fairfield is the first Taco John’s out of 400 nationwide, and one of very few quick service restaurants worldwide, to use solar energy. Corrick said, “It makes good sense financially for Taco John’s customers by reducing operating costs, as well as globally for everyone by producing clean energy.”

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