Craft Beer Brewer Offsets Electricity Cost with Solar

September 29, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

beer energy manageThe Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, Mich., installed a 40-kilowatt, 140-panel solar system, which “will completely offset the Brewery’s usage of electricity each year,” according to a spokesman for the company.

Dark Horse purchased the fixed standing metal roof mounting systems from Patriot Solar Group.

The brewer participates in the Green Breweries Project, along with other breweries including Heineken and Guinness. The Green Breweries Project originated at the University of Michigan and is focused on offering creativity with energy systems to help craft breweries enhance their sustainability.

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