Robert Keenan Winery Installs Solar Power, Promotes News On Labels
Robert Keenan Winery has stamped the words “Solar Powered and Sustainably Farmed,” on the label of its 2006 Napa Valley Summer Blend Chardonnay, Wine Business reports. The Napa Valley winery recently completed a solar power system on their property.
The system, which was designed and whose installation was managed by San Francisco-based Sunlight Electric, will generate 100 percent of the winery’s electricity needs, and each year reduces Keenan Winery’s carbon footprint by more than 37 tons of CO2. The 29 solar arrays used at the winery were installed on pole-top mounts along the ends of Chardonnay vine rows.
“Considering the rebates and the amount we’re saving from generating our own green power, we should make our investment back over the next eight years,” said general manager Matt Gardner.
Last month, JJ Buckley said it had become the first wine retail and distribution company to offset all of the carbon emissions from their day-to-day operations.
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls