Sierra Nevada Brewing Partners with SunPower for Installation Rebates
The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., in Chico, Calif., wants its customers to go solar.
It’s partnered with SunPower, which offers a 30-cent-per-watt rebate on residential photovoltaic (PV) installations contracted through participating SunPower dealers. The deal is capped at $1,500.
Beer is a purely natural product but brewing it requires a lot of hot water.
Sierra Nevada draws more than 80 percent of its energy from a 1.9-megawatt (MW) PV array backed up by a 1.2-MW fuel cell installation.
The system has been in full operation now for about two years. And the company recently announced a $10,000 grant to the American Solar Energy Society.
It’s good beer, by the way. Especially when you cool it in a solar-powered refrigerator.