56.6 kW Lexington, KY Brewery
Project at a Glance
- Type of installation: Roof mount
- Environmental benefits over 25 years:
- CO2 savings: 2,358,854 lbs
- Equivalent CO2 in miles driven: 2,654,983
- CO2 emissions from 1,178,947 lbs of coal
This Lexington brewery is a small company that relies on creativity to make its products competitive with larger breweries and taprooms. It also is focused on promoting environmental awareness, so it’s not surprising that its latest business strategy involved installing solar panels.
The solar panels will supply an estimated 94 percent of the brewery’s energy, which will save the company more than $7,600 per year. In addition, it will offset CO2 emissions that are the equivalent of more than 118,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
“Pivot is committed to having a positive impact on our community and the environment,” Kevin Compton, Pivot Brewing owner said. “We value that commitment, and we believe our customers do as well.” “Breweries can be very heavy electrical users, so including solar energy was a great option for cutting our carbon footprint. I did the design of the building and roof layout with solar in mind, and we finally reached a point this year when the installation was doable.”
“More and more, small businesses have a dual mission of improving the environment and helping their bottom line by taking charge of how their power is delivered,” said Matt Partymiller, co-owner of Solar Energy Solutions. “This project is a perfect example of how they can achieve both.”
Pivot Brewing is located at 1,400 Delaware Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Check out their impressive range of beers and ciders as well as their event calendar: