Solar PV Project: New Realm Brewing

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New Realm Brewing, located in the new Common Ground project along the Atlanta BeltLine in Poncey-Highland, has partnered with Velo Solar to create a distinctive, money-saving energy source for the brewery. New Realm will cut its utility bills by 10 to 20 percent, which will shrink the brewery’s footprint by more than 42 metric tons of CO2 annually.  New Realm is known for its imaginative approach to brewing, which takes its craft to new frontiers. New Realm Co-Founder and CCO Bob Powers said the solar installation is another aspect of the company’s dedication to leadership in its operations as well as its craft. He shares Velo Solar’s dedication to excellence and creative capability.

“When designing our space and choosing materials and equipment, we tried to be good stewards of the environment,” Powers said. “The Velo Solar panels will complement existing energy initiatives in place such as the vapor condenser on our 25hl brewhouse, LED lighting, Hexalith ceramic tile floors, and the energy-saving variable frequency drives.”

“I’ve been a fan of New Realm’s atmosphere and craft brew since it opened,” Bell said. “The team at Velo Solar is delighted to help them reach a new level of efficiency and sustainability.” Mark Bell, President, Velo Solar

Project Goals

  • Demonstrate Good Stewardship & Innovation
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint
  • Reduce Energy Expense

Project Stats

  • System Size – 40KW
  • Energy Savings – 10-20%