Global Hop Supplier Installs Largest Solar Array in State of Washington

Yakima Chief Hops | September 01, 2020

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer owned hop supplier for the brewing industry, has announced their latest solar panel installation for a total of 3,706 solar panels, the largest rooftop solar array in Washington state. While YCH has offices located across the globe, the company's headquarters are based in Yakima, Washington, known as the hop capitol of the world. Surrounded by hop fields of local family farms, YCH has multiple facilities across the valley. With the longer days unique to the Pacific Northwest and their passion for sustainability, YCH utilized these buildings to house their own solar project. YCH's solar array spans across six buildings, covering a total of 70,000 square feet with 3,706 solar panels and producing 1,414,766 kwh of electricity annually. YCH is able to capture 15% of their entire electricity demands and offset their annual emissions by 1,000 Metric tons, equivalent to providing 170 homes with electricity for one year.

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