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    Denver Beer Co Goes Solar

    The popular Denver Beer Co. commissioned Independent Power Systems to design and install a 258.3 kW commercial solar power system on the roof of its Canworks canning facility in Denver, Colorado.

    Project Highlights

    Location: Denver, Colorado

    System Size: 258.3 kW

    Est. Annual Energy Production: 405,403 kWh/yr

    Project Type: Commercial Solar

    Client: Denver Beer Co.

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BREWS 100% POWERED BY THE SUN

In 2018, Denver Beer Co. announced the launch of a company-wide sustainability plan aimed at reducing the popular brewery’s carbon footprint and waste. Featured in this plan was the installation of a 258.3 kilowatt (kW) solar power system on the roof of their Canworks Canning facility in Denver, Colorado to offset 100% of the facility’s energy consumption. Denver Beer Co. partnered with the Boulder-based solar company Independent Power Systems to install the system which is expected to produce 405,403 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually.

“The new solar array from IPS is amazing. Using only 100-percent clean solar power, we will be able to produce 4 million cans of beer each year,” said Denver Beer Co. co-founder Charlie Berger. “That’s the equivalent to the utility NOT burning 330,096 pounds of coal per year. Clean energy is the future and we are proud to be a part of the movement.”

The Canworks’ solar system consists of 738 SunPower Performance Series 350 watt commercial panels and 8 SMA Sunny Tripower STP 30,000 TL-US Inverters.

Denver Beer Co. was also recently featured as a competitor in the 2019 Brews from the Sun competition organized by Solar United Neighbors, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to representing the needs and interest of solar owners and supporters across the U.S.

“At Denver Beer Co., we believe in the importance of environmental stewardship,” stated co-founder Patrick Crawford. “We have one planet and we believe it is our corporate and social responsibility to help conserve and protect our resources. Each year we examine our energy and utility usage, materials, ingredient sourcing, waste, and overall community and environmental impact to make sure we are operating Denver Beer Co. in the most sustainable, responsible way possible.”


“The new solar array from IPS is amazing. Using only 100% clean solar power, we will be able to produce 4 million cans of beer each year. That’s the equivalent to the utility not burning 330,096 lbs of coal per year. Clean energy is the future and we are proud to be a part of the movement.”

CHARLIE BERGER

DENVER BEER CO CO-FOUNDER

Solar Made Simple

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Why Choose IPS?

  • We Strive to Be the Best

    Because the owner of Independent Power Systems is a Master Electrician and Engineer, delivering high-quality products with superior design is a founding principle of our company.

  • Free No-Pressure Estimate

    We don't believe in pressuring our customers to commit. We want what is best for you, your wallet, and our environment and we are happy to be your partner through the process.

  • Premium Products & Equipment

    We are a SunPower Elite Dealer and one of the only local companies offering the SunVolt Battery. We are also the only Blue Ion and Humless dealer in all of Colorado!

  • Established Reputation

    IPS is one of the oldest solar companies in both Colorado and Montana. We focus on quality workmanship and will provide you with options to fit your budget and your need!

  • Wide Range of Battery Options

    We have the widest range of battery options in the state of Colorado! From AGM to SunPower and Blue Ion and more! We offer safe, long-lasting options that get the job done!

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    We will work with you to build a custom system that will give you the most value and offer the most savings for your own personal situation.

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