Ska Brewing adds solar to renewable arsenal


Ska Brewing Company, out of Durango, Colorado decided to pick it up, pick it up, pick it up with their sustainability plan, adding new checkerboard patterns to their world headquarters; this time in the form of solar panels.

Ska partnered with another Durango company, Shaw Solar for project installation. The array will have a 68 kW capacity, joining the company’s existing wind projects to make their headquarters 100% renewably powered.

In a a release announcing the array’s completion, Ska founder and president Dave Thibodeau said “We’ve always aligned our company mission with sustainability efforts, especially those that directly impact Durango. Now we can proudly say that our independently owned craft brewery is independent from the grid.”

The project is comprised of 223 Hanwha Qcells Q.Peak G4.1 305W panels and Solar Edge 33.3 kW three-phase inverters on a UniRack RM5 ballasted commercial racking system.

Ska Brewing has taken pride in renewable resourcing outside of energy production, as the headquarters is insulated with recycled jeans, outfitted with a bar and tables made from bowling alley lanes and features a recycled-water irrigation system for the plants and grass on site.

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