A Sherwood business is the first liquor store in Arkansas to be powered by solar energy.
Seal Solar recently installed a 137-panel array at 107 Liquor which will produce more than 68,000 kilowatts of power annually, offsetting nearly 100 percent of its energy use.
“Our store has a prominent and easily-accessible location off a major thoroughfare in Sherwood,” said John Crow, owner of 107 Liquor. “We hope that because of our visibility and diverse customer base we will inspire those who visit, or see the panels from the road, to embrace renewable energy themselves and invest in the future of our town.”
The 55.4-kilowatt system is expected to provide an estimated $316,000 in total energy savings over the next 30 years.
“Growing up in North Little Rock, 107 Liquor has been a mainstay of the community for as long as I can remember,” said Josh Davenport, co-founder and CEO of Seal Solar. “It makes me proud to see a local business adopting solar and making renewable investments for the future of our area.”