Lakefront Brewery using solar panels at Riverwest warehouse

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Lakefront Brewery has installed arrays of solar panels at its Riverwest warehouse. With a total of 264 modules, Lakefront Brewery will be producing approximately 85,000 kWh annually. That represents up to 39% of all the energy used at the craft beer warehouse.

“Wherever we can save, contribute or innovate, we’ll do it,” said Lakefront Co-Founder and Owner, Russ Klisch. “Our warehouse is basically one, giant refrigerator, and it uses a good amount of energy. To create energy ourselves is conserving resources for everyone else.”

Installed by SunPeak, of Madison, the system has been up and running for a few weeks now. “The amount of savings is staggering,” said Al Kluth, Lakefront Brewery Warehouse Manager. “It will be north of $500,000 over the 30-year lifespan of the system.

Lakefront Brewery has been operating and updating its Riverwest warehouse for 5 years now.

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