Urban Chestnut, Civil Life harness solar power

Both The Civil Life and Urban Chestnut breweries have recently installed solar panels to help them reduce their carbon footprints. The St. Louis company that designed those systems will lead a free information session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Urban Chestnut (3229 Washington Boulevard).

Overland-based StraightUp Solar built a 42-panel, 9.6-kilowatt system for Urban Chestnut and a 104-panel, 25-kw setup for The Civil Life.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]