2019 Brews from the Sun Competitor

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Our story

Sierra Nevada invested in solar more than a decade ago and is proud to have the largest solar installation in craft beer! Onsite, renewable energy at both our California and North Carolina breweries is a key component of our commitment to sustainable operations and an important investment in the global effort to tackle climate change. Sierra Nevada is an advocate for solar and all forms of clean, renewable energy which provide economic, social, and environmental benefits to our company and the planet.

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for a wide variety of beers and ales, including the legendary Pale Ale.

Solar details

Brewery type
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Physical address
1075 E 20th St
Type of solar system
Solar electric/photovoltaic
Solar system size
2,500 kW
Who installed our solar system
SunPower, Chico Electric, and Sundance Solar
Year we went solar