About Backpacker's Pantry


Solar Array

Our facility is in the amazing town of Boulder, Colorado. We have been here for over 30 years and still love it as much as the day we moved here from Southern California. We have built our own facility on land we own. We have made it as tight as we can, meaning R20 walls and a R40 ceiling to keep the building warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. We have installed in floor radiant heat because it uses so much less energy to heat our facility. We have also installed air conditioning systems that use outside air if it is cooler than the air temperature we would like for our indoor environment. Our facility is regularly monitored for energy and sustainability improvements, helping us reduce our environmental impact and carry out our commitment to protect the planet.

 AOP is powered by the sun

Up until recently, our facility was fully powered by the wind. Now, we are proud to be completely powdered by the sun! In the winter of 2020, we implemented a solar array that offsets over 100% of our energy needs and is helping us greatly reduce our carbon footprint as a company!

Facts about American Outdoor Products’ new commercial solar PV array:

  • 160kW ballasted rooftop system
  • 391 solar panels
  • Offsets more than 100% of energy needs
  • This system will prevent 127,643 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year, enough to power 26 homes each year.