Solar for Breweries
Solar for Breweries is Easy with Renu!
Solar for breweries is easier than you might think with Renu Energy Solutions. We aren’t just known for residential projects — we’re experts at installations for businesses, too. If you’ve been considering converting to solar energy, there has never been a better time.
Going solar is a great option for brewers who are looking to power their facilities without breaking the bank!
Benefits of Going Solar for Breweries
You may be asking yourself, “Is it really worth it for my brewery to install a solar system?” The answer is: absolutely! With the enormous amount of energy it takes to power a brewery, utilizing renewable options like solar is a no-brainer. Because of the need to operate various pieces of equipment like bottling and canning lines, conveyor belts, cooling and refrigeration systems, labeling machines, and waste and cleaning treatments, utility bills can really start to pile up. On top of that, many breweries also have an attached office space to manage the business operations and large social spaces that need to accommodate both customers and employees, meaning they are required to to be well-lit and comfortably heated and cooled.
In addition to saving money on energy costs, a brewery with solar is established as a green leader in the industry, showing the community and the competition that it’s possible to operate at peak efficiency while maintaining a small carbon footprint. Converting to renewable energy shows your surrounding area that you’re dedicated to protecting the environment in which you live and work and hope to inspire other manufacturers and businesses to do the same!
Commercial Solar Tax Incentives
For businesses operating in the Carolinas, there is a commercial solar tax incentive that so many customers have already taken advantage of!
The solar investment tax credit (ITC) allows commercial solar customers to take 26 percent of their solar investment as a credit against their federal tax liability. The ITC applies to the complete costs of commercial solar systems, and there is no cap on its value (though the customer must have a tax liability to benefit from a tax credit). As a manufacturing facility, this is the perfect opportunity to acquire tax credits when you install your solar system!
Please note: at the end of 2020, the ITC goes down to 22% and continues to decrease in the future years.
Solar for Breweries Case Study
Wise Man Brewing in Winston-Salem converted to solar energy with Renu back in 2017 and has never looked back! To combat their massive utility bill, they made the switch to solar and were able to save over $3,000 in the first year alone, while also reducing their carbon emissions by over 66,000 pounds per year. With more and more businesses adopting renewable energy, our communities are becoming cleaner, safer, and more prepared for the future.
To learn more about Wise Man Brewing and their solar journey, check out our full case study.
Going Solar with Renu Energy Solutions
Is your brewery ready to go solar? Contact Renu today for a free consultation and learn more about how you can convert to clean, sustainable energy. Making this change will not only save you money, but it will also show your business’ commitment to protecting your community’s environment by going green.
We’d love to help you on your solar journey — from start to finish!
Home Solar System
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