Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sierra Nevada Goes Green with Solar Power
In the coming weeks Sierra Nevada Brewery will be operating almost entirely off solar energy and fuel cells at the company's facility in Chico, Calif.
The brewery is aready generating 70 to 75 percent of its electrical needs using fuel cell technology. The addition of solar energy will help the brewery approach 100 percent self-sufficiency when the sun is shining during peak operational hours.
Sierra Nevada has a sustainable environment approach, including recycling, heat recovery, carbon dioxide recovery, water conservation and energy efficiency.