Solar Tire

New Belgium Brewery is planning its first solar panel at its Fort Collins bottling plant, and the brewer decided to go big. The brewer says it will install a 200-kilowatt solar panel on the roof of its 50,000-square-foot packaging hall. When complete in November, the $1 million solar installation will be one of the biggest in Colorado.

New Belgium says the solar installation will provide up to 13 percent of the brewery’s electricity.