I love saying the word photovoltaic. It has a certain ring to it, if you know what I mean. Well, Kona Brewing Co. is going big with the solar energy model toward a sustainable business. I think it’s cool, so I figured I’d share a bit of the news with you.
Here’s what KBC’s Facebook page says about the new system:
Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — Kona Brewing Company recently announced it
has signed a contract with Sunetric to install a 229 kW solar energy generating
system at its Kailua-Kona brewery and pub on Hawaii’s Big Island. Construction
has begun on the system, and it is expected to be fully operational by April.
Sunetric is the largest Hawaii-owned and operated commercial solar energy
“Going solar is a huge step for us,” said Kona Brewing Company’s President and
CEO Mattson Davis. “It is something we have been working toward for a number of
years, and I’m ecstatic that Sunetric is helping us make it happen. We will be
the first beer production facility in Hawaii to go solar, and our system is one
of the largest in the country among craft breweries. We are proud to be able to
say our facility is making a contribution to easing the state’s energy
Turns out Bayern is asking folks to recycle the entire Bayern Brewing package. Cardboard container, glass bottles and caps. It’s not quite California’s 5 cent return on aluminum cans, but it’s a great effort on the part of a great brewery. Here’s more info from their Facebook page:
As of 1-1-10 Bayern Brewing has been recycling its entire 6 pack, not just the carrier anymore. In an effort to truly reduce, reuse, and recycle, Bayern Brewing will be accepting Bayern 6 pack carriers (in reusable condition) and Bayern only glass bottles as well as metal caps in the tasting room.
This is the first effort for a brewery to recycle its entire package in Montana. Receive 15¢ for trade in or 10¢ cash per 6 pack holder with Bayern glass bottles at the tasting room only.