Award-winning craft distillery, Tattersall Distilling, recently opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin. The 75k square foot facility houses its first-ever restaurant, features indoor and outdoor event spaces and was designed to be one of the most sustainable distilleries in the nation. New Energy Equity is proud to have supplied solar power to this highly anticipated distillery.
The facility’s 405 kW rooftop solar array is the largest solar array of any craft distillery in the nation. Consisting of 1,080 panels and producing a yearly average of 477,900 kWh of electricity, the solar array is projected to offset the energy production of Tattersall’s entire distilling operation. This amounts to offsetting 373 tons of CO2 — the same amount sequestered by 415 acres of forest.
Sustainability is a core value of Tattersall’s, aligning with Renewable River Falls, the city campaign that encourages and supports residents and businesses in going 100% renewable. A water reclamation system recycles all production water, repurposing it into future distillations. Surplus spent grain is given to a local cattle and bison farmer, who feeds it to livestock that ends up on Tattersall’s menu. Greens for the restaurant and herbs for cocktails are all grown hydroponically at the distillery as well.Jon Kreidler, Founder, and Chief Officer of Tattersall Distilling believes that the River Falls facility is a great fit for the company in more ways than one. “The new facility is a perfect complement to what we created in Minneapolis and this is the logical next step in our evolution as a company. It allows us to really scale our production and accommodate more guests than ever, while putting a huge focus on sustainability.”
Krisy Wogen, Solar Energy Developer at New Energy Equity, is enthusiastic about the project’s completion. “It has been very exciting to work with Tattersall and see this project come to fruition. Their excitement for solar and overall focus on sustainability compliments their delicious spirits perfectly. It makes me want to support the Tattersall brand even more than I already do. I am looking forward to trying all of their solar powered spirits in their beautiful new distillery!”
As a part of our partnership with American Forests, New Energy will assist in the planting of 405 trees, one for each kW of solar included in this project.
Solar worked for Tattersall Distilling. Interested in how solar can work for you? Contact us today to get started.
- System Size: 405 kW
- Installation Type: Roof Mount
- Completion Date: January 2022
- Location: River Falls, WI
- Host Customer: Tattersall Distilling
- Role: Developer
- Contract Type: Direct Purchase