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Uinta Brewing Joins Solar Trend

Uinta Brewing joins Maui Brewing & SweetWater Brewing as recent solar converts.  The brewery was already wind powered.  With this improvement, Uinta is 85% wind powered, 15% solar.  

August 10, 2011 SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to continue their commitment to using renewable resources, Uinta Brewing Company has recently installed solar-electric paneling on the brewery’s roof.  At this time 126 Schott 235 watt modules panels have been installed, allowing up to 30KW of electrical power to be generated for Uinta’s beer production–roughly 15% of the brewery’s power usage.

In 2001, Uinta became the first Utah business to become 100% Wind Powered; investment in solar energy is an extension of Uinta’s commitment to the environment and the Salt Lake community. Uinta’s power will now be 85% Wind and 15% Solar.

Also, in hopes of bringing due awareness to the importance of using renewable energy and the conservation of all forms of energy, Uinta has installed a digital monitor in the brewery’s foyer, which will display both the amount of energy Uinta is currently using, as well as how much power the solar panels are generating for the brewery.

Uinta hopes to continually find new ways of taking steps within the brewery to conserve energy, thereby setting an example in the Salt Lake business community.  In addition to the solar panels, Uinta installed “t8” lighting throughout the brewery.  This form of lighting emits the same amount of light, while using only half the power required to illuminate the space.

UINTA BREWING CO-Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in 1993.  Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah.  Many of Uinta’s beer names are inspired by Utah’s diverse landscapes or have historical significance.  Uinta has broadened its market and can be found in 21 states from coast-to-coast, and has even ventured to other countries around the world.  Uinta is committed to brewing world-class beer using the best practices and ingredients.