Brooklyn Pizza Company and Sky Bar are leading the way as the first restaurant and bar in Tucson to implement solar technology with a commercial retrofit through TEP's Sun Share Program. Located on Tucson's historic 4th Avenue, the shared renewable energy system is generating over 148,000 kWh of electricity per year, reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by over 166 tons and reducing annual water use related to electricity generation by over 74,000 gallons. The solar energy system is part of a larger effort by Brooklyn Pizza and Sky Bar to reduce their carbon footprint which includes a Smart Car and a 100% Electric Car for pizza deliveries. As of Febrary, 2011 Brooklyn will be the 3rd 100% Solar Pizza Place in the United States! Sky Bar is the first 100% solar bar in the US! “The sun is the most powerful entity in our solar system, shining down on the deserts of the Southwest practically every day; going solar is the logical, natural, intelligent and responsible thing to do. We hope our efforts help invigorate the alternative energy movement.” -owner Anthony Vaccaro
Downtown Tucson wrote an article about the 4th Ave Solar Businesses. Read what they have to say about Brooklyn Pizza Company, Sky Bar and TFS!