Winery Solar Electric Installation Project Profile

The sprawling solar power system was installed on their newly built production facility and Vintners House Tasting Room, and consists of 465 high-efficiency 360-watt solar panels. The solar panels will produce 243,960 kWh annually, and any excess power they generate will flow back into the local utility system, reducing the strain on the local power grid.

Designed & installed by SolarCraft, the new solar photovoltaic system will increase the sustainability of the winery’s Carneros operations and cut power costs significantly, including $41,000 in utility fees annually.

“At Anaba, we are committed to green initiatives, and it has always been our plan to utilize 100% renewable electrical energy.  This SolarCraft installation brings us closer to achieving our goal and allows us to continue weaving sustainability into everything we do.”    -John Sweazy, Anaba Wines Proprietor  

In 2009, Anaba Wines became the first Northern California winery to utilize wind power when they installed a 45-foot Skystream wind turbine on the property. This single wind turbine adds and complements the electricity given for Anaba’s tasting room, storage, and irrigation pumps for the estate
vineyards, as well as an electric car charging station.

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