Greentech Lead America: Cogenra Solar, a provider of
distributed solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions,
announced a solar cogeneration project at Maui Brewing (MBC).
Cogenra claims that its solution assisted MBC to maximize
its ROI and minimize environmental impact. Cogenra’s solar cogeneration array
will provide MBC with solar hot water and electricity, enhancing the brewery’s
sustainability leadership while reducing energy costs.
“We were searching for a way to maximize the space on our
roof. Cogenra’s solar cogeneration technology was the perfect match, producing
both electricity and hot water in one compact design,” said MBC founder Garrett
The 24-module, 60-kilowatt (kW) rooftop system will
occupy less than 2,400 square feet and support the brewery’s existing 100kW
solar photovoltaic installation, supplying renewable electricity for pumps,
packaging and cooling. The solar hot water generated will feed directly to the
facility’s Clean-in-Place and brewing processes.
The first of Cogenra’s installations in the State of
Hawaii, constructed together with Green Global Communities, the installation
will be commissioned in the second half of 2012. The dual energy benefits of
Cogenra’s solar cogeneration solution provides a cost-effective solution for
Hawaii businesses looking to combat the region’s high operating, labor and
“Any business that uses a lot of hot water can profit
greatly from solar cogeneration, whose hybrid technology provides two benefits:
solar hot water and solar electricity. Customers in Hawaii, with ample sun
exposure and high energy costs, are at a special advantage,” said Gilad Almogy,
CEO of Cogenra Solar.