Kramer Beverage, along with Independence Solar, is proud to announce the completion of a 905kW solar array at the headquarters and main distribution center in Hammonton, NJ. Kramer Beverage is South Jersey’s largest beer distributor with the completion of a 124,000 square foot expansion to its existing operations facility in Hammonton. With such an expansion, Kramer had to find a way to produce energy at an affordable cost. After assessing several solar installers, Kramer Beverage selected Independence Solar as their partner for the solar installation. Over 2,500 solar panels were installed, which in turn will offset almost 80% of the existing facility’s electrical needs.
Mark Kramer, President of Kramer Beverage Company, commented: “In expanding our facility by 75%, we were aware of the costs to operate a significantly larger operation. Solar energy helps us manage our energy costs over the long-term and delivers a sound return on investment. Solar is not only a smart thing to do, it is the right thing to do – for us, for our customers and for our health on this planet. Independence Solar made the project easy and continues to be there even after the installation to ensure that our system is always operating at peak levels. We are very pleased with their continuous support and dedication.”
Keith Peltzman, President at Independence Solar, shared: “It’s been a pleasure to work with such a forward-thinking client like Kramer Beverage. Mark Kramer understood the value in solar and he was able to execute on his vision. Independence Solar delivered the project ahead of schedule and most importantly, without any impact on the daily operations of the distribution facility. We are proud to include Kramer Beverage as one of our key clients.”
About Kramer Beverage Company
Kramer Beverage is South Jersey’s largest beer wholesaler and is owned and operated by the Kramer family – through four generations – since 1924. Kramer Beverage is based out of Hammonton, Atlantic County, and serves eight counties in South Jersey with top, nationwide brands. Kramer Beverage also distributes wine, spirits, and a variety of craft beers.
About Independence Solar
Independence Solar is a turnkey installer of commercial solar energy. Since 2007, the team has developed and built over $200 million of solar projects, including one of the top five largest rooftop solar arrays (10.1 MW) in North America at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in NJ. Independence Solar forges a long-term partnership with its customers to ensure they maximize the return on their solar energy investment.