Maine Beer Company
Location: 525 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, Maine 04032
Size of solar system: 50 kW (but growing with our expansion)
Solar installer: Assured Solar Energy
Solar since: 2013
Why we went solar: The business was built with the philosophy of doing what’s right, from making great beer, to treating our staff right, and taking care of our environment. Solar energy is a great way to make a positive environmental impact and a very visible one.
Benefits we’ve enjoyed since going solar: Beyond the obvious environmental benefits and energy savings, the visibility of our trackers invites conversation about solar. Weekly we have guests in our tasting room talking about them and asking questions. It’s great to get that conversation going and even better to demonstrate that it’s an attainable goal even for individuals and small businesses.