AUTIN, Texas | CIRCULAR ENERGY —
Mike Haggerty, businessman and owner of ThunderCloud Subs, Austin, Texas’s neighborhood sandwich shop, picked Circular Energy to design and install multiple solar power systems on his locations.
Mike decided to add solar onto his Texas sub shops for both financial and socially conscious reasons.
As a result, ThunderCloud has been producing over 24,000 kWh each year of their own clean, renewable solar power, and they are on track to offset more than 400 tons of CO2 over a 25 year period.
“We’ve been in business 35 years, we’re successful and I was confident that doing something socially conscious would be beneficial for ThunderCloud. Circular Energy presented a concise and thorough summary of the opportunities that solar provided. Circular Energy did a great job from start to finish, including the original presentation of the concept, the financial analysis, the permitting and installation.
What amazed me was, having to deal with the City as we open [ThunderCloud] stores all too often, the layers of numbing bureaucracy that you need to go over again and again in order to get things permitted. And Circular is the one who took 100% of the brunt of that load. For me it was basically just a turnkey solar project, which is exactly what I wanted because we’ve got ThunderClouds to run, not solar to put in.”
– Mike Haggerty, Owner, ThunderCloud Subs
At an average power cost of $0.10 per kWh, ThunderCloud’s solar power systems will produce over $2,400 dollars worth of power each year, with over $58,000 dollars in cumulative savings forecast over the 25-year system lifetime and solar panel warranty period.