In October, Kona Brewing Company flipped the switch on their 229kW Sunetric solar energy system. In the months since, they’ve continued brewing the excellent beer for which they’re known, harnessing the power of the sun to offset more than 60% of their electric usage in the process. For Kona Brewing and for Sunetric, the installation is something to be proud of — they’re making a huge dent in our islands’ dependence on fossil fuels and inspiring families and business-owners alike to do the same.
As we were getting ready for the Kona Brewing Co. PV system launch, we ramped up the excitement with the Solar-powered Beer Sweepstakes, and more than a thousand people entered! The three lucky winners below will each, along with a guest, be flown over to Kona, get a rental car and hotel for a few days, and enjoy a personal tour of the Brewery and its new photovoltaic system. Not to mention a draft beer tasting and dinner for two! Without further ado, here are the Solar-powered three:
Eric is a musician and DJ and owns his own graphic design business, Absouloot Design. He lives on Big Island, where he’s installed his own home photovoltaic system, offsetting half of his electricity usage. Eric’s favorite KBC beer is Pipeline Porter. Eric will be bringing his wife with him on his Kona trip and is looking forward to seeing Kona Brewery’s PV system!
Jeff works for the IT department at Oceanic Cable, and is thinking seriously about going solar himself. His favorite Kona Brew is also Pipeline Porter, and he plans to bring his wife, Andrea, with him to Kailua-Kona on their trip!
Michelle is a registered nurse at Wahiawa General Hospital. Though she is already enjoying the benefits of a solar hot water heater, she’s interested in putting up a photovoltaic system at her home as well. She has three kids aged 7, 12, and 16 and hasn’t been to the Big Island since she was a little girl. She’s eager for her trip to KBC!
We’d like to thank Kona Brewing Company for working with us on this project and making the groundbreaking PV system and this sweepstakes a reality. And a big mahalo to everyone who entered the Solar-powered Beer Sweepstakes as well! Keep your eyes on the Sunetric Facebook page for more chances to win solar prizes, and let us know when you’re ready to go solar yourself! Get your free evaluation here.