Kickapoo Coffee Fully Electrified by Solar

November 11, 2015

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.

Municipality/Location: 

Viroqua, WI

Category: 

  • Solar