At the brewery, we believe in the power of small decisions. Turning the lights off when we’re not around. Getting a big jug of hand soap, rather than a bunch of small containers. Re-using bubble wrap instead of throwing it away. And, of course, tapping into the sun to offset our energy needs.
Each small step toward sustainability adds up: since its installation in 2016, our solar array has produced around 1113 MWh. That’s equivalent to planting 4475 trees.
We’re a pretty big brewery, so the total wattage from our array covers a small part of our electricity needs. But it’s part of a larger picture. In addition to making the most of solar power, we purchase wind Renewable Energy Credits to offset nearly 90% of our electrical needs. Furthermore, we divert 99% of our brewery’s waste away from the landfill, and are constantly finding ways to brew more efficiently—using fewer resources per beer.
Our actions leave a footprint on the land. With the help of the sun, and a lot of small decisions, we’re striving to shrink our impact. Because the smaller our footprint, the more space there is for mother nature to shine.
- Brewery type
- Physical address
- 50 Industrial Way Portland, Maine 04103
- Type of solar system
- Solar electric/photovoltaic
- Solar system size
- 33.49 kW
- Who installed our solar system
- Heliotropic Technologies
- Year we went solar