Kona Brewing Company recognizes that the future of the Earth depends upon how businesses and individuals treat the Earth. An integral component of Kona Brewing Company’s business plan is to grow the business with ecological integrity, reducing the company’s carbon footprint whenever possible. Kona Brewing Company is engaged in energy saving systems and choices, from sophisticated equipment, to simple behaviors such as turning off unnecessary lights. At Kailua-Kona, a roof-mounted, grid-tied photovoltaic system produces an average of 645 KWh of electricity each day, allowing us to offset nearly 23% of the brewery’s electricity needs. It is estimated that over the lifetime of the solar system, it will prevent approximately 16,830 barrels of oil from being shipped to the island.