WE BELIEVE many of the same principles apply to energy as to farming. We want an organic, natural approach that works with Mother Nature instead of against her. Like our meat, we want to know where the power we are using comes from, so like our decision to use cover crops instead of chemicals, we’re replacing fossil fuels with solar power.
Since September of 2017 we have been offsetting a portion of our electrical usage with solar panels. Liberty, ME-based ReVision Energy installed a 10.8-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system on the roof of our farm barn.
When the sun is shining, the 36 solar panels produce electricity that is either used in real-time by the farm and brewery, or fed back to the grid where it benefits our community (and earns us a credit). Each year, the system will generate roughly 13,255 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of over 22,900 miles driven in a gas-powered car.
See what our system is producing, both today and across its lifetime> TARBOX PRODUCTION