Big Thorn Farm & Brewery
Location: 14274 East 600 North Road Georgetown, IL 61846
Size of solar system: 4.2 kW
Solar installer: Self-Installed
Solar since: 2011
Why we went solar: We decided not to connect to the utility grid, as we were always fascinated by solar energy. We built our brewery (and farm/home) to utilize drastically less power than a conventional brewery because we were interested in old-world brewing techniques.
Benefits we’ve enjoyed since going solar: We enjoy the independence of being off-grid and not relying on a utility company for our power source. Watching the solar watts come in every day is a constant joy! Our solar array is renewable, dependable, expandable, and makes us feel confident in our energy future as a brewery.