Napa Custom Wine Maker Switches to Renewable Power
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of a 177.5 kW DC solar electric system at The Wine Foundry in Napa, CA. Increasing the sustainability of their operations and reducing their power costs, installing a solar photovoltaic system will bring $65,692 savings in utility fees every year.
The solar PV system consists of 418 high-efficiency 425-watt solar modules which will provide 267,992 kWh of clean, renewable power annually. The Wine Foundry’s facility is now powered by the sun, supporting the sustainable production of their wine brands, Foundry and Anarchist Wine Co.
Utilizing renewable energy is only one piece of the Wine Foundry’s commitment to a sustainable business model. Walking the walk, they are active members of One Percent for the Plant, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. The funds help direct hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental nonprofits around the world to protect the future of our planet.
The solar photovoltaic system will offset 190 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually that would otherwise be emitted by fossil-fuel based utility power. This impact is equivalent to removing air pollution produced by over 477,310 miles of driving every year or the pollutants removed by 233 acres of trees.
SolarCraft is 100% Employee-Owned and has been one of the largest green-tech employers based in the North Bay for over 35 years. SolarCraft delivers Clean Energy Solutions for homes and businesses including Solar Energy and Battery Energy Storage. With over 8,500 customers throughout Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties, our team of dedicated employee-owners is proud to have installed more clean energy systems than any other company in the North Bay. Visit us at www.solarcraft.com or follow along @SolarCraft on Facebook and Twitter.
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About The Wine Foundry
The Wine Foundry offers a full range of customized wine services. Create a barrel with friends, launch and market your own brand, wow clients with a custom label or join one of three wine clubs for unprecedented access to ultra-premium, small lot wines. Clients are given access to quality fruit, winemaking talent and a state-of-the-art facility – enabling clients to create the highest quality of wines possible. Clients can become as involved as they wish in selection and blending, if they choose not to, the wine will be professionally made, aged and bottled for them.
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