Abita Brewing Company is getting greener. The brewery announced today the completion of an installation of 340 solar panels on the warehouse of the main facility.
All in all, the panels will offset 2,737,202 kilowatt hours of electrical usage. That is an offset approximately 2,054 tons of carbon or 10,264 trees.
The project was made possible through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The grant provided a 25% supplement the cost of the project. It is one of the largest commercial solar systems in Louisiana.
South Coast Solar was granted the project, based in New Orleans. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow, September 20th commemorating the event.