Big Thorn Farm & Brewery

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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.

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