Sun Shines on Celebrated Sonoma County Camp
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of solar panels at Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA. Located on 160 acres of oak tree dotted hills and grazing land in Sonoma County, the camp is now powered by renewable energy, saving the environment from 22 tons of carbon emissions every year.
The 17 kW solar photovoltaic system is ground-mounted on a hillside overlooking the surrounding vineyards at the camp. Designed and installed by SolarCraft, the solar system consists of 52 SunPower 327-watt, high efficiency solar panels, providing 28,589 kWh of clean, sustainable electricity annually.
Shawna DeGrange was excited about the addition to the ranch and went on to explain, “While we are a very traditional camp, with traditional values, we want the community to know that we are also changing with the times. Our goal is not only to take care of our environment, but instill that appreciation of the outdoors to our youth. My goal is to add lesson planning in the camp program in a fun, educational setting to teach them the value of alternative power sources.”
Cloverleaf Ranch switched to solar power to reduce their carbon footprint and to create a better, more sustainable future for its campers and the community.
Cloverleaf’s solar power system will generate enough electricity comparable to avoiding production of over 44,848 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which is the equivalent of removing 1.8 million miles of driving over the next 25 years. That’s also comparable to the air pollution removed by more than 10 acres of trees.
About Cloverleaf Ranch
Cloverleaf Ranch originated in 1947 as a working ranch, and has become a “home away from home” for thousands of children and adults from all over the world for over half a century. The Ranch has continued to provide fun and excitement with the goal of changing lives for the better. They offer an equestrian program, aquatics, sports program activities and other activities such as campouts, hiking, ropes course, arts and crafts, and many more great activities. Today, in addition to its award-winning horse boarding and riding programs, Cloverleaf ‘s rustic, charming ranch is home to Sonoma County’s Premiere Summer Camp Program.
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