Two breweries open every day in the U.S., and 75% of Americans live within 10 miles of one. And as it turns out, many brewery owners are conscience of the environment and energy usage, making them perfect potential solar customers.
This is especially true as breweries mature and make plans for their next phase of growth, said Bart Watson, chief economist of the Brewers Association.
“[Renewable energy] makes good business sense,” Watson said. “Breweries are energy intensive. It’s a manufacturing business. When you’re constantly heating water for your boil kettle or hot liquor tank, having a reliable source of energy that over the long term reduces your costs makes sense.”
Listen to this Solar Speaks podcast to learn more about the micro-brew business and whether breweries could be good prospects for your solar business.
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