Savannah, Ga. (January 18, 2017) – Savannah Distributing partnered with Hannah Solar on a 113 kilowatt (kW) roof-mount system atop their facility this past November, making them the first liquor distributor in the state to “go green” with solar panels.
The installation produces 113 kW from 342 solar panels, generating an average of 169,000 kWh annually—producing enough energy to power to equivalent of almost 17 homes.
“Solar is great when it comes to the electric bill, but even more significant when environmental aspects are considered,” said Chris Peters, Vice President/COO of Malt Beverages for Savannah Distributing. “We’re proud that we’ve made the first steps toward a more sustainable future— and there’s still plenty of sunlit roof left for expansion.”
According to Savannah Distributing, many of their brewers and winemakers have also successfully converted part, if not all, of their electric consumption to solar.
“It’s been great to see the beverage industry on the forefront of solar adoption,” said Grant Tallon, Business Development Manager for Hannah Solar’s Savannah office. “Savannah Distributing is now part of a sustainable movement in their community that has no intention of slowing down.”
About Savannah Distributing:
Savannah Distributing Company Inc. is a locally owned, family-operated premium beverage company that has served Georgia beverage retailers since 1938. From premium liquor brands, world-class wines and Champagnes to their position as Georgia’s most prominent distributor of American craft and imported beers, Savannah Distributing Company is a leader in connecting the most sought after brands with the retailers serving Georgia’s consumer market. www.savdist.com