ForeFront Energy introduced it has partnered with Anheuser-Busch, to develop photo voltaic power programs at eight breweries in its craft enterprise unit, Brewers Collective. ForeFront Energy has now accomplished photo voltaic power installations at Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, Blue Level Brewing Co. in Patchogue, New York, Advantage Cider in Fennville, Michigan, Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton, Colorado, Devils Spine Brewing Co. in Lexington, Virginia, 4 Peaks Brewing Co. in Tempe, Arizona, Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, and 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, Oregon. Mixed, these photo voltaic power programs whole 2.4 MWDC.
“Many craft breweries are greater than manufacturing amenities; they’re now main vacationer locations and neighborhood hubs,” stated Michael Smith, CEO of ForeFront Energy. “On-site photo voltaic technology can’t solely considerably cut back utility prices, but additionally function a tangible demonstration of a brewery’s environmental stewardship and dedication to taking local weather motion. We applaud Anheuser-Busch for its clear power management within the beverage sector, and it has been so rewarding for our group to assist breweries throughout the U.S. obtain their sustainability targets.”
In Chicago, ForeFront Energy put in a 377-kWDC rooftop photo voltaic array atop Goose Island’s Barrel Home. Goose Island opened in 1988, and in 2014 opened the Barrel Home, a 139,000 sq. ft brewing facility and occasion house that’s residence to over 15,000 barrels, all inside a historic Artwork Deco brick warehouse.
“Goose Island is proud to have accomplished a photo voltaic power challenge atop our Barrel Home,” stated Todd Ahsmann, president of Goose Island Beer Co. “The ForeFront Energy group helped make going photo voltaic a turnkey course of, and we’re happy with our system’s efficiency, the utility financial savings it supplies, and its optimistic contribution to our area’s local weather targets. Goose Island is proof that if photo voltaic can work within the Windy Metropolis, it could actually work anyplace.”
At Lengthy Island’s Blue Level Brewing Co., ForeFront Energy put in a 217-kWDC rooftop photo voltaic array atop the brewery’s 54,000 sq. ft facility in Patchogue, New York. The completion of the photo voltaic challenge marks an necessary milestone in Blue Level Brewing’s decades-long sustainability program.
“Blue Level is surrounded by water and has at all times centered our sustainability efforts on defending our waterways,” stated Nick Rosenberg, Blue Level’s environmental security supervisor. “Changing into a photo voltaic brewery was the logical subsequent step to combat local weather change and decrease our utility payments on the identical time. We’re grateful for ForeFront Energy’s skilled steerage via each section of the challenge, from allowing, to set up, to development and energization.”
The photo voltaic initiatives are all a part of a company-wide dedication from Anheuser-Busch to buy 100% of its electrical energy from renewable sources – a aim it achieved 4 years early. By way of partnerships with main renewable power suppliers like ForeFront Energy, all Anheuser-Busch Brewers Collective craft accomplice brewery and cidery places now brew with 100% renewable electrical energy from wind and solar energy.
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