Kickapoo Coffee Fully Electrified by Solar

Kickapoo Coffee, Viroqua, Wisconsin, is one of the first commercial coffee toasters in the U.S. powered entirely by solar energy.  Kickapoo installed a 25 kW, 80 panel solar array that eliminated all their electricity purchases.  With Focus on Energy and REAP grants, the 30% federal energy tax credit and local community investors, the $75,000 project cost $30,000 and will have a payback of seven to eight years.  The photovoltaic system has a carbon removal equivalency of 17.5 acres of tress.  Kickapoo Coffee owners are challenging other coffee companies to do the same.  To read more visit:  Daily Coffee NewsLacrosse Tribune, and New8000.