Solar Moonshot Grant Recipient

El Costeno Food Truck

Seattle, Washington
“I'm grateful for the opportunity that the Solar Moonshot program has given me to make myself and my business more sustainable. We practice sustainability already on the truck with Artificial Intelligence data from Watson and Sense. These programs connect historical sales information from the truck with live data from the Dept of Transportation and social media to predict sales for the day. It then generates a preparation model for the cooks in the morning to predict how much food to prep, so that food and water are least likely to get wasted. By adding solar energy into the mix it makes our business even more sustainable. By doing so I'm able to create something positive in the community, add to a good environment, make it a better space. We're now working with Sense to create an educational platform for teaching the community about solar electricity and renewable energy. Also at 9kw of energy it will save us a lot of money in electricity bills!”
-Moises Santos, Owner of El Costeno Food Truck
System Description:
9
kW-DC
Solar and Storage
Environmental Benefit Equivalencies (25 Years)
Coal Burned Icon
227,576
Pounds of Coal Burned
Home Energy Icon
35
Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
Forest Sequestration Icon
270
Acres of U.S. Forest CO2 Sequestration for 1 Year
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