Brodie Homestead is bringing green-themed weddings to a whole new level. The Sunset Valley, Texas-based wedding venue and event space recently installed a solar project that covers the roof of its historic barn. The solar installation will cover the majority of Brodie Homestead’s energy needs and save the company more than $230,000 over the next 25 years.
Austin-based Alba Energy designed and installed the 90-panel, 26.55-kW solar array on the roof of Brodie Homestead’s wedding barn. The new solar roof will annually produce 39,940 kWh of electricity. The system will pay for itself in under five years, followed by an additional 20+ years of clean energy production and financial savings.
“Before we got solar our electric bills were about $1,200 per month. Since going solar with Alba the bills have dropped to between $90 and $180 per month. They’ve gone down quite a bit,” said Juliana Ross, Brodie Homestead’s Director of Events.
Sean Taylor, a senior solar consultant with Alba Energy, said his company is seeing more customers go solar with a combined desire to save money and express their green-minded identities and ideals.
“More and more businesses like Brodie Homestead are looking at their energy needs with a long-term perspective,” he said. “Solar reduces long-term operating costs which increases profitability, and paves the way for businesses to be more environmentally friendly and attract similarly green-minded customers.”
A special Summer Solstice solar unveiling event has been scheduled for Thursday, June 21. Local residents and members of the press are invited to join Alba Energy and Brodie Homestead as they “Cut the ribbon in the name of sustainability and green weddings.”
News item from Alba Energy