Flying Star Installs Solar Charging Outlets At Selected Locations
Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee partner with ABQ Solar Biz to continue their tradition of providing best coffee shop experience for the community
Starting April 22, 2015 during the Earth Day celebration, Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee made the announcement that they will be offering solar energy charging outlets to their customers at their selected cafés and coffee shops. Customers will be able to enjoy state-of-the-art solar energy technology to recharge their smartphones, tablets and computers using only the green energy from the sun.
Jean Bernstein the Founder and CEO of Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee in a statement said, “Flying Star Café has always focused on bringing the best – from delicious food to first-rate service – to our customers and our community. When we heard that there was a local company with the technology to allow our customers to use solar energy to power the devices they use every day at our cafés, we jumped at the opportunity to work with them. Partnering with local business, taking care of our community, and giving customers services they can feel good using – that’s what Flying Star Café is really all about.”
The solar charging stations are said will be available at the Flying Star Café at Paseo and Wyoming, the Flying Star Café on Menaul and the Satellite Coffee on Central across from the University of New Mexico campus.
When you walk into a Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee – first Albuquerque users of this solar energy technology, – expect to see the standard, round charging portal with its electrical outlets and USB ports. However, behind this all-too-familiar hardware lies a highly specialized technology produced by Albuquerque’s Plug.Solar.
Currently, the U.S. energy market works by taking the excess solar energy generated in solar farms into the electric grid, to complement the conventional energy produced from all other sources. Then the said solar farms are rewarded through solar credits; now solar energy users such as Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee using the Plug.Solar’s technology, can as well start benefiting from these solar credits. They were once only available to the big businesses that through their lawyers and accountants were able to handle the legal work involved in claiming the solar credits. Now, even consumers and small businesses can start enjoying solar credits.
“Customers don’t need to do anything differently. Come as you are, check it out, and explore a revolutionary kind of energy system, which will be clearly marked and accessible. Your device is getting power from the sun.” Bernstein said.
Their counterpart, Plug.Solar expressed their joy in working with Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee in providing solar energy to customers. They further added that it helps end consumers better understand the solar energy market.
Nicholas Williams, the director of Information Systems at Plug.Solar said, “Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee are the perfect fit for this technology. They want the best for their customers and our community. This partnership will increase access to and understanding of solar energy. Plus it will make solar as much a part of Albuquerque residents’ daily routines as getting their morning locally roasted coffee at their neighborhood Flying Star or Satellite Coffee.”
Flying Star has been a favorite local Albuquerque café since 1987. It prides itself on being the best place for handmade bakery desserts, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long.
Customers can be sure to enjoy friendly services and free Wi-Fi that will make you feel right at home.
Plug.Solar is an Albuquerque-based company that has developed technology that allows consumers to plug in and demand solar energy through the smart grid, anytime, anywhere. As consumers use the new technology to power any electronic device, the not only help build demand for more solar, but they also tap into the growing network of renewable energy infrastructure.