Breweries and Distilleries

Condensate Reheat

Enlarging the condensate return tank to integrate the XCPC to reheat condensate from 160 o F to 210 o F.
Maintaining the condensate in liquid, pumped back to boiler to make steam. Reduces energy costs and
allows solar thermal to be integrated into a steam boiler.


Solar thermal diagram for breweries

Integrated Copper Coil

Some manufacturers of Steam Boilers have an option to heat water. Typically a copper coil in the boiler
submerged below the water line will make hot water for a facility. This is in addition to making steam for
their process. Depending on the size of the copper coil, XCPC collectors can be installed to circulate hot
water at 250 o F -300 o F through the copper coil to heat the boiler to make steam. The gas or fuel burner
will modulate to make sure the proper temperatures are maintained in the boiler to provide steam to
the process.


Lead Lag Boiler

When a facility has multiple boilers the controls will cycle between them and activate more boilers as
the steam demand increases. The XCPC will provide the heat necessary for a solar boiler in parallel to
the existing boiler. The two boilers share the condensate return line and are filled by the common
condensate pump. The boiler steam valves are piped to the common steam manifold to deliver steam
on demand. The solar boiler would become the primary boiler so the existing boiler would become the
secondary providing significant energy savings for the facility.


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  • System design
  • Engineering
  • Permitting
  • Utility interconnection paperwork
  • Installation
  • Ongoing off-site monitoring



Solar thermal energy can be used for heating processes in all brewing and distillation processes, bottle washing machines, and pasteurizers or for cooling processes with absorption chillers.  These are heat dependent processes.


The sun can be seen as the lowest cost of energy provider.  In past years, many brewers and distillers have put great effort into energy conservation by installing photovoltaic (PV) to generate electricity and solar thermal energy collectors for their processes.


Our solar thermal technology has more than the twice the efficiency of PV, reduces  more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions and generates more than twice the usable energy for the brewing and distilling industries.

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Solar thermal hot water for breweries and distilleries

Lower your operating costs

Depending on your business’ unique energy goals, we can provide you with various system options that can greatly reduce or even completely eliminate your current electric bill. Instead of spending too much paying for electricity, you’ll be able to reallocate those funds for more important things. Enjoy a consistent clean power source with very little to no maintenance and an unbeatable warranty.

Become a recognized green leader

By making the financially wise decision to go solar, your business will also gain the reputation of making environmentally-conscious decisions, encouraging a positive image to your employees and customers. Let’s keep our environment clean and green for future generations to enjoy.

“The next logical step was to go solar. This is the first of many solar projects we’re going to do at our car washes.”

Jack Anthony, Owner – 7 Flags Car Wash