SingleSpeed Brewing

Rooftop | 103kW

logo@2xSingleSpeed Brewing’s owner and President was motivated to go solar to reduce the carbon footprint of a larger urban revitalization project and qualify for LEED certification. The building they renovated for their second brewery location was built in 1927 and is in a historic preservation district in Waterloo.

The two year project was consistently challenged with balancing historic preservation goals with sustainability principles. The solar system was no exception, as one city zoning requirement was that the solar system could not be visible from the ground. This constraint was a key reason the company chose SunPeak’s Delta Wing East/West low profile system. SunPeak’s system designers also created a custom design recessing the array away from the edges of the building, concentrating the system near the parapet and providing several mock ups prior to submitting plans to the City of Waterloo.

“Balancing historic preservation requirements with sustainability principles was a challenge. We assembled a team of experts to move through the process. SunPeak was a vital part of that team.”

dave-morganDave Morgan
Owner, SingleSpeed Brewing



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Project Highlights

Waterloo, Iowa

December, 2016

103 kWdc / 90 kWac

Production Estimate
123,500 kWh/year (21% offset)

396 x 260W polycrystalline

Delta Wing Rooftop

4 x 30 kW/each