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 News, Lacrosse Tribune, and New8000.