That was the opening line of our first overview of solar-powered beer breweries, back in 2015. A modest Top 40 overview at that time, it somehow resonated with our readers and many people beyond our normal readership as well. Who would have guessed that the combination of solar power and beer would be so intoxicating? Then again: solar. powered. beer. What’s not to like?
Since then, we’ve received requests from green-minded microbreweries across the world, from the US to New Zealand, to proudly have their new solar arrays featured in the overview. On the other side of the spectrum, we were also approached by the biggest giants of the beer industry, who have been making impressive headway on greening up their operations and are eager to claim the crown of solar beer making.
All in all, more than enough reason to present you with an updated and extended global Top 100 of solar-powered beer breweries, with new insights and comments.
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Craft beer is most certainly having its proverbial “day in the sun”. Whereas most beer enthusiasts would have looked at you sheepishly when asked about a “double-dry-hopped IPA” a good decade ago, chances are that your traditional Heineken-loving father in law will now have a six-pack of Lagunitas waiting for you in his old fridge. The international awakening of beer drinkers to the true taste range of beer has been shaking up the entire beer industry. New craft beer breweries - with scales ranging from micro and nano, to molecular and basement - seem to pop up on every corner of the earth. Yet, the majority of market share is still being held by the big guys. These giants of old are firming their grip on the industry by acquiring and taking up stakes in successful craft beer breweries, in order to keep their portfolios diverse and supply their awoken clients with the hip stuff. Then there are some rebelling factions with ‘punk’ attitudes that aim to fight ‘the man’ in order to protect truly artisanal beer making. It’s guerilla warfare out there...
However, let’s not drift off too far from our purpose here. Back to the sun.
The Mad Mole Brewing Company, recently named "America’s favorite solar-powered microbrewery"
What’s the connection between beer brewing and solar power? It’s not too hard to see how these two things make for such a potent brew.
In true revolutionary fashion, the movement started small. The first beer makers to embrace solar power were the little ones. Like the Left Hand Brewing Company in Colorado, who installed a modest 4.8 kW solar array as early as 2006. Or Anderson Valley Brewing Company, who - that same year - outfitted their brewery with a visionary 125 kW system, comprised of 768 solar panels. Being local businesses, with a focus on an artisanal way of brewing beer with natural ingredients, the concept of striving for energy independence and a greener way of powering operations made a lot of sense. Local beer breweries are often characterized by enhanced environmental awareness and efforts related to that. Examples include the careful consideration of water management; the donation of spent grain to surrounding farmers; the use spent hops as fertilizer, the recycling of materials, and so on.
Moreover, beer brewing simply is a very energy-intensive process. Saving on power costs is a big plus for any brewer. At that time, however, it was still relatively revolutionary to invest in solar panels. They were pioneers. Most of those that followed suit only did so years later, as the large majority of the systems listed in the overview dates from the (mid) 2010s.
That’s also about the moment when the giants started showing up. By that time, switching to solar started making more and more sense for any type of commercial operation with big empty rooftops available. The economics were sound, the investment solid and - of course - the marketing value of being renewable energy powered was a great bonus.
What do most breweries have in common? Large swathes of rooftop space on brewing facilities and warehouses, readily available for installing solar panels. Because of that, this has obviously been the main way to go for many of the breweries that have made efforts to incorporate solar panels. For those with ambitions that went beyond their rooftop spaces, panels were also installed on carports, or as ground-mounted arrays on the premises of the brewery.
But slamming panels on your roof isn’t the only way to green up your act. Like many businesses with them, an increasing amount of breweries have started going solar by way of the ‘power purchase agreement’ (PPA). Instead of having their own panels installed, they close a contract with the owner of an (often closely-situated) solar power plant for the off-taking of a fixed amount of solar power per month at a fixed price. Especially for the larger breweries, who might be limited in the availability of space for solar panels, this is an effective way to cover a significant proportion of their energy use. Traditionally, this overview only covers those breweries that actually feature solar panels themselves. However, we’ll also give due credit to some of the most remarkable solar PPAs out there.
The Tesla Power Packs at Sierra Nevada's Chico brewery
Following the general solar industry trends, we’re now also seeing beer brewers incorporate energy storage into their power systems. Two prolific examples are those of Sierra Nevada in California and the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii.
Sierra Nevada is a groundbreaker in all aspects. It’s the highest-listed brewery in the Top 100 that’s not directly part of (or owned by) one of the big global beer conglomerates. At their location in Chico, California, they boast a total of 2.6 MW of solar capacity, with 10,751 solar panels spread out over brewing facilities and carports. At their Mills River, North Carolina, brewery they host another 710 kW worth of solar panels, spread out over 2 acres of rooftop space.
Having grown out to be one of the best-loved and fastest-growing craft beer breweries in the US, Sierra Nevada was getting hit hard by demand charges for its increasing power use. In 2016, they even paid more for demand charges than the normal electric bill. To counter that, they installed 1 MWh worth of Tesla power packs in 2017, which allow them to draw additional stored power during peak times and ease the stress that its growing facilities put on the area’s power grid.
Similarly, Mauii Brewing Company - the largest craft brewer in the state of Hawaii - have turned to Tesla powerpacks to achieve their vision of grid independence by 2019. A desire to increase sustainability, as well as an opportunity to mitigate Hawaii’s high electricity prices, drove them towards achieving that goal.
In the end, when it comes down to pure scale, there’s just no beating the ‘big boys’ of the beer industry. Once they awoke to the powerful combo of solar and beer, things started moving fast.
One of the first major breweries to get into solar - and to this date still the leading solar beer brewer - was iconic Dutch beer maker Heineken. In an effort to operate more sustainably, they started outfitting their European beer breweries with big solar arrays from 2011 on, realized through a solid partnership with Dutch solar installer SolarAccess. This started out with breweries in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, but has since also skipped across continents to their breweries in Singapore and Nigeria.
Their 3.3 MW solar system on the Massafra brewery in Italy long held the highest ranking in the overview. This year, however, Heineken is breaking its own record and solidifying its claim to the top spot. The 908 kW system powering their Den Bosch brewery in the Netherlands just got a serious upgrade. With 4.9 MW of additional capacity, this brewery now features an impressive 5.8 MW solar system, easily the world’s largest. Now featuring 12,841 additional solar panels, it covers a surface equivalent to 8 football stadiums, and includes a grand total of 16,524 solar panels!
All in all, combining the systems on all its breweries, Heineken boasts a self-situated solar portfolio of 15.8 MW.
Related to that is the story of Lagunitas. This famous Californian brewer installed an impressive 2.1 MW solar system in 2017 to power its Petaluma brewery, which earns it the 6th spot in the overview. That same year, Heineken acquired full ownership of Lagunitas. In an effort to “maintain the Lagunitas culture and free spirit”, the company continues to “operate as an independent entity within Heineken”. One thing’s for sure: on the topic of sustainability, it’s been a good match.
Another giant that has been making huge waves lately is Anheuser-Busch InBev, the result of various beer giants of the past merging, and merging again. The global beer maker has fully committed itself to sustainability and has made the RE100 pledge to 100% power their breweries around the world through renewable energy sources. In order to do that, and do it quickly, they’re taking both of the roads previously described: installations on breweries and power purchase agreements with other solar plants. That includes the biggest solar-beer deals ever recorded. In June 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev closed a PPA with American solar company Recurrent Energy for the purchase of 222 MW worth of solar power. They will (virtually) be drawing power from the 250 MW Maplewood solar PV facility in Texas, once it’s completed and generating electricity by 2021. That should get them a long way to fulfilling the goal of 100% renewable-powered US operations by 2021. These efforts reach far beyond the US though. In Australia, their subsidiary CUB closed a PPA with the 112 MW Karadoc solar farm, and in the UK they’ve signed a deal with developer Lightsource BP for 100 MW of solar power. In Mexico they’re partnering with developer Iberdrola to power their massive Zacatecas brewery. Its subsidiary Ambev SA, the largest brewer in Latin America, recently signed $36 million worth of deals with 4 partners to develop 31 solar projects in Brazil.
On the more traditional level of this overview - ergo: solar panels on your brewery - AB InBev has a presence in the overview too, in the shape of a 2,000 kW system (7th on the list) at its Chinese brewery in the Yunnan province and a 530 kW system on a brewery in New Jersey, as well as through some of previously independent breweries it acquired around the world, like Golden Road Brewing in California (270 kW) and 4 Pines in Australia (100 kW).
That presence is set to increase as well, judging by announcements like the one made in June last year, which said that Ab InBev will outfit 20 of its Chinese breweries with solar panels by 2020.
Fellow beer giant SABMiller shouldn’t be overlooked either. Although they haven’t communicated ambitions on the level of Heineken or AB InBev, they do have a place on the podium. Their 3.2 MW solar system on the MillerCoors brewery in Irwindale, California still secures the third position in the top 100.
So where are all these solar-powered beer breweries situated?
Similar to how the art of craft beer brewing was reignited in the United States, the concept of power those breweries with solar power also got started in America. And to this day, the US does still account for most of the solarized breweries. Sunny California is the leading state, with 13 breweries, but North Carolina (7), Michigan (5), Wisconsin (5) and Colorado (4) are also steady on the map. All in all, American solar beer breweries are pretty spread out, as 29 different states are represented in the overview.
If we’re not speaking in terms of the number of breweries, but the actual capacity they cumulatively represent, there’s a lot going on in Europe. However, this is of course strongly fueled by the efforts of one brewer in particular: Heineken.
XXXX Brewery in Brisbane, Australia
An interesting newcomer in the field is Australia. There seems to be a perfect storm brewing in Australia when it comes to its flourishing beer culture and exploding solar market. When we started this overview, there was not a single Australian brewery featured in the list. Between 2016 and 2019, however, twelve breweries have gone solar. Almost half of them took a deep dive and installed systems around the 100 kW mark. The biggest of the bunch is Brisbane-based XXXX, which installed a 690 kW system this year.
What other rising stars will we see over the coming years? If AB InBev makes good on its big Chinese promises, we might see more and more Chinese breweries on this last. After all, China is one of the fastest growing markets in terms of beer consumption.
Alright, I’ve indulged myself long enough with all this beer talk. Time to hand out prizes, and then present you with the full list.
So, once again, hats off to Heineken for their continuous efforts to brew more sustainably and have their breweries becoming more energy independent. 3 out of the top 5 spots are claimed by the Dutch beer giant, while a total of 8 made it to the top 20.
Of course I have to make the side note that this overview primarily focuses on solar-powered beer breweries, rather than solar-powered beer brewers. That’s a slight, but significant distinction. If we’re taking a broader view of solar-powered beer brewing and account for the brewers who are buying clean power from external vendors to compensate for their energy use and become more sustainable, there would be a much bigger spotlight for AB InBev in this piece. Personal (beer) tastes aside, we can only applaud the significant efforts and RE100 pledge of such a massive company to become sustainable in their energy use. And the deals they’ve been signing prove that it’s definitely not just empty green talk.
As mentioned, it’s hard to compete with the majors when it comes to pure scale and volume. Therefore, I’d also like to highlight some special breweries further down the list, who definitely earn special mentions due to their extraordinary efforts.
The Anderson Valley Brewing Company's iconic beer cap, also featured at the top of the article
|#||Name||Size (kWp)||Location||Country||# panels||year||Installer|
|3||MillerCoors||3,200.00||Irwindale, CA||USA||> 10,000||2015||Solarcity|
|4||Sierra Nevada**||2,600.00||Chico, CA||USA||10,751||2011||Mitsubishi Electric|
|5||Tiger (Heineken)||2,196.00||Singapore||Singapore||8,038||2016||REC Solar|
|6||Lagunitas Brewing (Heineken)||2,100.00||Petaluma, CA||USA||6,000||2017||Westcoast Solar Energy|
|7||Anheuser-Busch InBev||2,000.00||Yunnan Province||China||2019||ACC|
|9||Brouwerij West||1,200.00||San Pedro, CA||USA||2016|
|10||Namibia Breweries Limited||1,100.00||Windhoek||Namibia||4,200||2013||DHYBRID Power Systems|
|12||Maui Brewing Co.**||1,000.00||Maui, HI||USA||2013|
|14||Stone Brewery||962.00||Escondido, CA||USA||1,561||2008||Borrego Solar & IES|
|15||Sierra Nevada||710.00||Mills River, NC||USA||2,200||2014||Kyocera|
|18||Anheuser-Busch InBev||530.00||Newark, NJ||USA||3,000||2014||Orion Energy Systems|
|19||Riverwalk Brewery Co.||500.00||Newburyport, MA||USA|
|21||Kona Brewing Co.**||336.00||Kona, HI||USA||2019||Holu Energy|
|22||Highland Brewing Co.||324.00||Asheville, NC||USA||1,045||2015||Ashburn Builders|
|23||New Belgium Brewing Co.||300.00||Fort Collins, CO||USA||1,235||2010||Namaste Solar|
|24||Nod Hill Brewery||287.00||Ridgefield, CT||USA||2019|
|25||Golden Road Brewing (ABI)||270.00||Anaheim, CA||USA||2019||Revel Energy|
|26||Double Mountain Brewery||238.00||Hood River, OR||USA||2018||Competitive Commercial Roofing|
|27||Kona Brewing Co.||229.00||Kona, HI||USA||880||2010||Sunetric|
|28||Moonraker Brewing Co.||200.00||Auburn, CA||USA||2016|
|29||Boulevard Brewing Co.||200.00||Kansas City, MO||USA||2011|
|30||Bear Republic Brewery||166.80||Cloverdale, CA||USA||2014||North State Solar Energy|
|31||SweetWater Brewing||157.00||Atlanta, GA||USA||750||2012||-|
|32||St Austell Brewery||150.00||Cornwall||UK||600||2013||ZLC Energy|
|33||Arcadia Brewing Co.||150.00||Kalamazoo, MI||USA||536||2016||Helios Solar|
|34||Barrington Brewing Co.||144.00||Great Barrington, MA||USA||480||2016|
|35||Flying Fish Brewing Co.||129.00||Somerdale, NJ||USA||463||2011|
|36||Anderson Valley Brewing Co.||125.00||Boonville, CA||USA||768||2006||-|
|37||Pizza Port Brewing Co.||117.00||Carlsbad, CA||USA||2013||Sullivan Solar Power|
|38||Single Speed Brewing Co.||103.00||Waterloo, IA||USA||2016||SunPeak|
|39||4 Pines (ABI)||100.00||Sydney, NSW||Australia||2019|
|40||Ale Asylum||100.00||Madison, WI||USA||480||2015|
|41||The Australian Brewery||100.00||Rouse Hill, NSW||Australia||277||2018||Autonomous Energy|
|42||Stone & Wood Brewery||100.00||Murwillumbah, NSW||Australia||2017|
|43||Alamo Beer Co||100.00||San Antonio. TX||USA||256||2015-2019||One80 Solar|
|44||Stomping Ground||96.30||Melbourne, VIC||Australia||2018|
|45||Grand Ridge Brewery||96.00||Gippsland, VIC||Australia||384||2014|
|46||Jackie O's Brewery||94.00||Athens, OH||USA||298||2015||Third Sun Solar|
|47||North Coast Brewing||92.20||Fort Bragg, CA||USA||282||2013||Sunlight Electric|
|48||Shy Bear Brewing||89.00||Lewistown, PA||USA||317||2013|
|49||Abita Brewing Co.||85.00||New Orleans, LA||USA||340||2013||South Coast Solar|
|50||Odell Brewery||76.80||Fort Collins, CO||USA||2010|
|51||Riggs Beer Co.||75.90||Urbana, IL||USA||276||2017|
|52||Birdsong Brewing||75.00||Charlotte, NC||USA||220||2017|
|53||Lakefront Brewery||70.00||Milwaukee, WI||USA||2017||SunPeak|
|54||Rock Art Brewery||67.00||Morrisville, VT||USA||2017|
|55||Atlas Brew Works||67.50||Washington D.C.||USA||2015||Solar Solution|
|56||Right Proper Brewing Co||65.00||Washington D.C.||USA||2017|
|57||Revolution Brewing||60.32||Chicago, IL||USA||200||2016||Solar Service|
|58||KettleHouse Brewing||55.00||Misoula, MT||USA||189||2018||Missoula Electric|
|59||Brewery Vivant||54.00||Grand Rapids, MI||USA||192||2016||Renovo Energy|
|60||Two Goats Brewing||50.70||Hector, NY||USA||2015||Renovus Solar|
|61||Brouwerij Hoop||50.50||Zaandijk||Netherlands||300||2016||Jans Zon|
|62||Bright Brewery||50.00||Bright, VIC||Australia||192||2016||Living Energy Solutions|
|63||Maine Beer Co.||50.00||Freeport, ME||USA||2015|
|64||Save the World Brewing Co||48.60||Marble Falls, TX||USA||2017|
|65||Throwback Brewery||48.00||Northhampton, NH||USA||2017||ReVision Energy|
|66||Van Dieman Brewing||48.00||White Hills, TAS||Australia||2016|
|67||Fegley's Brewworks||42.00||Allentown, PA||USA||2007|
|68||New Glarus Brewing Co.||41.00||New Glarus, WI||USA||2019||SunPeak|
|69||Dark Horse Brewing Co.||40.00||Marshall, MI||USA||140||2014||Patriot Solar, CBSI|
|70||Short's Brewing Co.||40.00||Elk Rapids, MI||USA||2015||Renovo Energy, CBSI,|
|71||The Alchemist||39.00||Waterbury, VT||USA||112||2018|
|72||Wise Man Brewing||34.00||Winston-Salem, NC||USA||105||2018||Renu Energy Solutions|
|73||Worthy Brewing||34.00||Bend, OR||USA||117||2012||Sunlight Solar|
|74||Allagash Brewing Co.||33.49||Portland, ME||USA||2016||Heliotropic Technologies|
|75||East Forty Brewing||33.00||Blue Springs, MO||USA||2018|
|76||Able Seedhouse & Brewery||31.00||Minneapolis, MN||USA||>100||2017||Innovative Power Systems|
|78||Uinta Brewing||30.00||Salt Lake City, UT||USA||126||2011|
|79||Legal Remedy Brewing Co.||30.00||Rock Hill, SC||USA||2016|
|80||Young Henrys||29.90||Sydney, NSW||Australia||2016|
|81||Discretion Brewery||29.00||Soquel, CA||USA||2014||Allterra Solar|
|82||Devil's Kettle Brewing||29.00||Athens, OH||USA||2017||Appalachian Renewable Power|
|83||Innovation Brewing||28.50||Sylva, NC||USA||100||2015|
|84||Schlafy Bottleworks||25.00||St. Louis, MO||USA||108||2012||Microgrid Energy|
|85||Upslope Brewing Co.||25.00||Boulder, CO||USA||2018||Namaste Solar|
|86||Shaidzon Beer Co.||24.00||West Kingston, RI||USA||2017|
|87||Mad Mole Brewing||22.05||Wilmington, NC||USA||65||2018||Cape Fear Solar Systems|
|88||Beer Garden Brewing||20.00||Port Lincoln, SA||Austalia||2017|
|89||Butte Brewing Co.||20.00||Butte, MT||USA||80||2012|
|90||Central Waters Brewing||20.00||Amherst, WI||USA||2015|
|91||Helios Brewing||19.80||Yeerongpilly, QLD||Australia||59||2018|
|92||Thorn Brewing Co.||19.80||San Diego, CA||USA||2016||Efficient Solar Services w/ Clayco Electric|
|93||New Belgium Brewing Co.||19.00||West Asheville, NC||USA||66||2016|
|94||Arbor Brewing Co.||18.00||Ypsilanti, MI||USA||2012|
|95||Swamphead Brewery||17.00||Gainesville, FL||USA||2015|
|96||The Sawmill Brewery||16.20||Matakana||New Zealand||54||2019||ZEN Energy|
|97||Canal Park Brewing Co.||16.00||Duluth, MN||USA||38||2019|
|98||Church End Brewery||15.00||Nuneaton||UK||2014||TGE Group|
|99||Capital Brewery||13.00||Middleton, WI||USA||2014||Full Spectrum|
|100||Butcherknife Brewing Co.||12.32||Steamboat Springs, CO||USA||2015||Sunwise Solar||** Includes Energy Storage
Bright Brewery, Victoria, Australia
Latest update: following the publication of the overview, engaged readers came forward with several solar-powered breweries which hadn't been on our radar yet. These German, Austrian and Swiss installations are included in the updated table below, with information from the exclusively German-languaged sources (which is also the reason why they hadn't popped up in our extensive searches). Upon a future update of the article, they will also be accounted for in the graphs, visuals and infographic.
Special thanks to Alexander Wolf (meteocontrol) for research and suggestions on the breweries in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
|#||Name||Size (kWp)||Location||Country||# panels||year||Installer|
|3||MillerCoors||3,200.00||Irwindale, CA||USA||> 10,000||2015||Solarcity|
|4||Sierra Nevada||2,600.00||Chico, CA||USA||10,751||2011||Mitsubishi Electric|
|5||Tiger (Heineken)||2,196.00||Singapore||Singapore||8,038||2016||REC Solar|
|6||Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Heineken)||2,100.00||Petaluma, CA||USA||6,000||2017||Westcoast Solar Energy|
|8||Anheuser-Busch InBev||2,000.00||Yunnan Province||China||2019||ACC|
|11||Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua||1,200.00||Managua||Nicaragua||3,600||2018||Ecami|
|12||Brouwerij West||1,200.00||San Pedro, CA||USA||2016|
|13||Namibia Breweries Limited||1,100.00||Windhoek||Namibia||4,200||2013||DHYBRID Power Systems|
|17||Villacher Brauerei||1,002.00||Villach||Austria||3,286||2019||Kaernten Solar|
|19||Maui Brewing Company||1,000.00||Maui, HI||USA||2013|
|21||Stone Brewery||962.00||Escondido, CA||USA||1561 (brewery)||2008||Borrego Solar & IES|
|22||Sierra Nevada||710.00||Mills River, NC||USA||2,200||2014||Kyocera|
|25||Anheuser-Busch InBev||530.00||Newark, NJ||USA||3,000||2014||Orion Energy Systems|
|27||Riverwalk Brewery Co.||500.00||Newburyport, MA||USA|
|31||Heineken||350.00||Meoqui||Mexico||2018||Energon Solar, Onyx Solar|
|32||Kona Brewing Company (new brewery)||336.00||Kona, HI||USA||2019||Holu Energy|
|33||Highland Brewing Company||324.00||Asheville, NC||USA||1,045||2015||Ashburn Builders|
|35||New Belgium Brewing Company||300.00||Fort Collins, CO||USA||1,235||2010||Namaste Solar|
|36||Nod Hill Brewery||287.00||Ridgefield, CT||USA||2019|
|37||Golden Road Brewing (AB InBev)||270.00||Anaheim, CA||USA||2019||Revel Energy|
|38||Double Mountain Brewery||238.00||Hood River, OR||USA||2018||Competitive Commercial Roofing|
|39||Kona Brewing Company||229.00||Kona, HI||USA||880||2010||Sunetric|
|40||Moonraker Brewing Co.||200.00||Auburn, CA||USA||2016|
|41||Boulevard Brewing Company||200.00||Kansas City, MO||USA||2011|
|43||Estrella de Levante||245.80||Espinardo||Spain||2019|
|45||Bear Republic Brewery||166.80||Cloverdale, CA||USA||2014||North State Solar Energy|
|47||SweetWater Brewing||157.00||Atlanta, GA||USA||750||2012||-|
|48||St Austell Brewery||150.00||Cornwall||UK||600||2013||ZLC Energy|
|49||Arcadia Brewing Company||150.00||Kalamazoo, MI||USA||536||2016||Helios Solar|
|50||Barrington Brewing Company||144.00||Great Barrington, MA||USA||480||2016|
|51||Flying Fish Brewing Company||129.00||Somerdale, NJ||USA||463||2011|
|52||Anderson Valley Brewing Company||125.00||Boonville, CA||USA||768||2006||-|
|53||Pizza Port Brewing Company||117.00||Carlsbad, CA||USA||2013||Sullivan Solar Power|
|54||Single Speed Brewing Company||103.00||Waterloo, IA||USA||2016||SunPeak|
|55||Photos Photiades Brewery (Carlsberg)||100.00||Nicosia||Cyprus||2018|
|56||4 Pines (AB InBev)||100.00||Sydney, NSW||Australia||2019|
|57||Ale Asylum||100.00||Madison, WI||USA||480||2015|
|58||The Australian Brewery||100.00||Rouse Hill, NSW||Australia||277||2018||Autonomous Energy|
|59||Stone & Wood Brewery||100.00||Murwillumbah, NSW||Australia||2017|
|60||Alamo Beer Co||100.00||San Antonio. TX||USA||256||2015&2019||One80 Solar|
|61||Stomping Ground||96.30||Melbourne, VIC||Australia||2018|
|62||Grand Ridge Brewery||96.00||Gippsland, VIC||Australia||384||2014|
|63||Jackie O's Brewery||94.00||Athens, OH||USA||298||2015||Third Sun Solar|
|64||North Coast Brewing||92.20||Fort Bragg, CA||USA||282||2013||Sunlight Electric|
|65||Shy Bear Brewing||89.00||Lewistown, PA||USA||317||2013|
|66||Abita Brewing Company||85.00||New Orleans, LA||USA||340||2013||South Coast Solar|
|67||Odell Brewery||76.80||Fort Collins, CO||USA||2010|
|68||Riggs Beer Company||75.90||Urbana, IL||USA||276||2017|
|69||Birdsong Brewing||75.00||Charlotte, NC||USA||220||2017|
|70||Sivar Brewing Company||73.00||San Salvador||El Salvador|
|71||Central Cervecera de Colombia (Heineken)||70.00||Sesquilé||Colombia||256||2019|
|72||Lakefront Brewery||70.00||Milwaukee, WI||USA||2017||SunPeak|
|73||Rock Art Brewery||67.00||Morrisville, VT||USA||2017|
|74||Atlas Brew Works||67.50||Washington D.C.||USA||2015||Solar Solution|
|75||Right Proper Brewing Co||65.00||Washington D.C.||USA||2017|
|76||Revolution Brewing||60.32||Chicago, IL||USA||200||2016||Solar Service|
|77||KettleHouse Brewing||55.00||Misoula, MT||USA||189||2018||Missoula Electric|
|78||Brewery Vivant||54.00||Grand Rapids, MI||USA||192||2016||Renovo Energy|
|80||Two Goats Brewing||50.70||Hector, NY||USA||2015||Renovus Solar|
|81||Brouwerij Hoop||50.50||Zaandijk||Netherlands||300||2016||Jans Zon|
|82||Bright Brewery||50.00||Bright, VIC||Australia||192||2016||Living Energy Solutions|
|83||Maine Beer Co.||50.00||Freeport, ME||USA||2015|
|84||Save the World Brewing Co||48.60||Marble Falls, TX||USA||2017|
|85||Throwback Brewery||48.00||Northhampton, NH||USA||2017||ReVision Energy|
|86||Van Dieman Brewing||48.00||White Hills, TAS||Australia||2016|
|87||Fegley's Brewworks||42.00||Allentown, PA||USA||2007|
|88||New Glarus Brewing Company||41.00||New Glarus, WI||USA||2019||SunPeak|
|89||Dark Horse Brewing Co.||40.00||Marshall, MI||USA||140||2014||Patriot Solar, CBSI|
|90||Short's Brewing Co.||40.00||Elk Rapids, MI||USA||2015||Renovo Energy, CBSI,|
|91||Brauerei Carl Betz||40.00||Celle||Germany||2014||IBC Solar|
|92||The Alchemist||39.00||Waterbury, VT||USA||112||2018|
|93||Wise Man Brewing||34.00||Winston-Salem, NC||USA||105||2018||Renu Energy Solutions|
|94||Worthy Brewing||34.00||Bend, OR||USA||117||2012||Sunlight Solar|
|95||Allagash Brewing Company||33.49||Portland, ME||USA||2016||Heliotropic Technologies|
|96||East Forty Brewing||33.00||Blue Springs, MO||USA||2018|
|97||Able Seedhouse & Brewery||31.00||Minneapolis, MN||USA||>100||2017||Innovative Power Systems|
|98||Pivovar Bernard (Duvel Moortgat)||30.00||Humpolec||Czech Republic||2018|
|100||Uinta Brewing||30.00||Salt Lake City, UT||USA||126||2011||** Includes Energy Storage
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Research & Writing: Tom van der Linden
Additional research: Alexander Wolf
Layout & Design: Aliana Bertolo
This overview was made using public internet sources and some direct data from the listed breweries. We do not claim this to be a complete, nor fully accurate overview and are very much open to feedback and suggestions on improvements. We do not hold rights to the data and photos. All graphs, illustrations and the full infographic are copyrighted content of Solarplaza International BV.