Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Opener Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media soup Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube
Food / August 5, 2022

Wicklow Wolf Becomes Ireland’s First Solar Powered Brewery

Food / August 5, 2022

Wicklow Wolf Becomes Ireland’s First Solar Powered Brewery

Founded by Simon Lynch and Quincey Fennelly, Wicklow Wolf will save approximately 30 tonnes of carbon emissions each year thanks to installing 17,000 sq ft solar panels on the Newtownmountkennedy brewery roof.

With the help of Solar Panel providers, Asatine, this step on their sustainability journey is the latest in a range of commitments. These include one planting 2,500 Native Irish Trees. Two using a state-of-the-art water system. Three, becoming members of Repak to help Wicklow Wolf continue creating exceptional beers as sustainably as possible. 

The co-founder of Wicklow Wolf, Quincey Fennelly, is determined to keep the brand at the forefront of sustainability. He said “Since opening in 2018, the brewery has been committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity. This step in the right direction is a great leap forward for us on this journey. Sustainability is at our core. So to be making a positive impact and setting an example of what can be achieved is very important”. 

Fellow founder Simon Lynch echoed these sentiments saying, “The average fully grown tree can offset 21 kg of CO2 per year. So thirty tonnes of CO2 reduction is the equivalent of having 1,428 adult trees planted in terms of carbon offset. We have worked tirelessly to get to this point. While it hasn’t been without its challenges, the benefits to both the business and our community are clear.”

Wicklow Wolf has also continued its Locavore Project into 2022. This is centred around creating four new experimental beers for each season of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In 2020 they successfully released a carbon-neutral Locavore beer, with the support of  Clara Carbon. They are striving to become fully carbon neutral. Not just for one beer, but for every beer they produce.

Elsewhere on CHAR: How to Upgrade to BBQ Level Expert