Merryvale Vineyard’s Production Facility Goes Solar
Napa Valley’s Merryvale Vineyards has installed a 277kW solar electric system for Starmont Winery that will generate enough clean electricity each day to power 78 average homes. Installed by SolarCraft Services, the new system will spare the air nearly 473 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to driving over 32 million miles. SolarCraft says the system will pay for itself in approximately six years.
The SolarCraft PV system will provide 90-100 percent of the winery’s electricity needs on an annual basis for the company’s 60,000 square foot building.
“With rising energy costs and the generous rebates currently offered, going solar was an easy decision,” said Alex Gunst of Pound Co., the construction project manager for Merryvale’s new facility.
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