Lakefront Brewery just announced it has installed arrays of solar panels at its Riverwest, Wis., warehouse. With a total of 264 modules, Lakefront Brewery will be producing approximately 85,000 kWh annually. That represents up to 39 percent of all the energy used at the craft beer warehouse.
“Wherever we can save, contribute or innovate, we’ll do it,” said Lakefront Co-Founder and Owner Russ Klisch. “Our warehouse is basically one giant refrigerator, and it uses a good amount of energy. To create energy ourselves is conserving resources for everyone else.”
Installed by SunPeak, of Madison, Wis., the system has been up and running for a few weeks now. “The amount of savings is staggering,” said Al Kluth, Lakefront Brewery warehouse manager. “It will be north of $500,000 over the 30-year lifespan of the system.
Lakefront Brewery has been operating and updating its Riverwest warehouse for five years now.