Other States

By default, if California represents 49% of the country’s wineries, then 51% reside in the rest of the USA. Of this percentage, Washington, Oregon and New York are the most significant, with 9, 6.5 and 4%, respectively. This again is evidenced by the share of solar wineries, with these three states representing the bulk of solar wineries in existence, although Oregon seems to have a greater share in solar wineries as per its total number of wineries, as does Pennsylvania. As detailed in Table 5.3, there are 28 solar wineries in the rest of the USA, of which 13 are in Oregon, 3 in Pennsylvania, 4 in New York, and 1 each in Washington, Con­necticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Montana, Virginia and Idaho. Only Oregon and Pennsylvania have a significant percentage of solar wineries to bonded wineries, 4.1 and 2.2%, respectively.

California

Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Central Coast

Alban vineyards

San Fuis Obispo, Central Coast

PV—55 kWp DC, yielding 88,000 kWh/year

Ground mounted installation, offsetting 78% of the total electrical usage

Casa Barranca

Santa Barbara, Central Coast

PV—not available

Roof mounted PV installation

Concannon vineyard

Fivermore Valley, Central Coast

PV—150 kWp DC

Flush roof mounted

Fenestra winery

Fivermore Valley, Central Coast

PV—19 kWp DC

96 flush roof mounted modules

Foxen winery

Santa Barbara, Central Coast

PV—yielding, 60,000 kWh/year

180 REC roof mounted modules providing 70% of Foxen’s electricity

Gonzales winery,

constellation wines.

Monterey, Central Coast

PV—1,176 kWp DC, yielding 1,700,000 kWh/year, covering 15,800 m2

6,358 Mitsubishi 185 W modules mounted on the main winery warehouse roof connected to two inverters, supplying 60% of the winery’s electricity

Tolosa winery

San Fuis Obispo, Central Coast

PV—390 kWp DC

2,508 modules in a ground mounted tracking system, covering three acres

Central Valley

Bokisch vineyards

Fodi, Central Valley

PV—22.5 kWp DC

Mounted at a 22° incline, the system supplies electricity for two irrigation pumps, the main shop and two homes

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Size

Details

Shenandoah vineyards

Plymouth, Central valley

PV—63 kWp DC

Tilted roof mounted installation supplying 100% of the winery’s need

UC Davis educational winery

Davis, Central Valley

PV—102 kWp DC

442 flush roof mounted CS6P-230 modules supplying 100% of the winery’s need

Van Ruiten winery Napa County

Lodi, Central Valley

PV—49.8 kWp DC, yielding 69,700 kWh/year

224 Sharp 216 W modules mounted at an incline on the winery roof connected to six SMA 7000 US and one SMA 6000 US inverters, supplying 50% of the winery’s electricity

Amizetta vineyards

Howell Mountain, Napa County

PV—27.7 kWp DC

PV installation mounted on the winery roof, supplying 90% of the power needed for the residence and winery

Araujo estate

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—60 kWp DC

Fixed ground mounted array located on the hill behind the winery

Ballentine vineyards

St Helena, Napa County

PV—87 kWp DC 76 kWp AC, yielding 114,169 kWh/year

512 Mitsubishi 170 W roof mounted modules connected to one 75 kW Satcon inverter

Beringer (Treasury)

St Helena, Napa County

PV—1,340 kWp DC, yielding 1,860,245 kWh/year

Flush roof mounted system is the largest solar installation at a winery in the USA

Boeschen vineyards

St Helena, Napa County

PV—30 kWp DC

Sanyo modules

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

CADE winery

Howell Mountain, Napa County

PV—30 kWp DC

175 roof mounted Sanyo HIP-190BA3 modules connected to a SMA America inverter. The system covers 40% of the winery’s angled roof

Casa Nuestra

St Helena, Napa County

PV—19 kWp DC

Nearly 150 modules tilt ground mounted

Chappellet

Chiles Valley, Napa County

PV—202 kWp DC, yielding 240,744 kWh/year, covering 1,860 m2

960 modules, self ballasted ground mounted at a tilt of 15° facing 180° south

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—220 kWp DC

Ground mounted system. Solar installation supplies 100% of the winery’s power

Cimarossa

Howell Mountain, Napa County

PV—not available

Cuvaison estates

Cameras, Napa County

PV—249.9 kWp DC, yielding 294,417 kWh/year

1428 SunTech Power roof mounted modules connected to a 225 kW Xantrex PV225 inverter

Domaine Cameros

Cameras, Napa County

PV—196.8 kWp DC, yielding 255,882 kWh/year, covering an area of 1,275 m2

The PV arrays are installed flush mounted using the Powerguard® PV roofing system, with 1080 Sanyo HIP-195 ВАЗ tiles, connected to two 100 kW Xantex inverters

Dutch Henry winery

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—16.1 kWp DC

150 Kyocera 125G roof mounted modules, tilted at 25° and connected to a Xantrex PV-20 inverter

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Etude (Treasury)

Cameras, Napa County

PV—103.5 kWp DC, yielding 142,086 kWh/year

Flush roof mounted system

Far Niente winery

Oakville, Napa County

PV—478 kWp DC 400 kWp AC

The PV installation was the first winery application of “Floatovoltaics”. The system consists of 2,296 modules (Sharp 208). 994 modules mounted above the irrigation pond and 1,302 modules ground mounted. The modules are connected to a 500 kW Satcon inverter

Flora Springs winery

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—74 kWp DC, yielding 100,000 kWh/year, covering an area of 600 m2

435 SunTech 170 W ground mounted modules on the hillside behind the winery connected to two PVP 30 kW inverters

Frog’s Leap winery

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—178.5 kWp DC, yielding 260,000 kWh/year

1,020 Sharp 175 W single-crystal silicon modules horizontally ground mounted over the leech field, connected to one 225 kW Xantrex PV-225 inverter

Green and Red winery

Chiles Valley, Napa County

PV—22 kWp DC

The PV installation provides 80% of the winery’s electricity

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Size

Details

Grgich Hills Cellar

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—170.08 kWp DC, covering an area of almost 1,200 m2

192 Kyocera КС 190GT modules mounted on the wine storage area, connected to 45 kW Xantrex inverter. 668 Kyocera КС 200GT modules mounted on the winery and tasting room, feeding into a 100 kW Satcon inverter, providing almost 100% of the winery’s electrical needs

Hagafen Cellars

Oak Knoll, Napa County

PV—36.5 kWp DC, yielding 126,127 kWh/year

170 SunPower SPR-215 215Wp modules mounted on the roof of the winery. The modules are facing southwest at an incline of 25°. The PV modules are connected to a 30 kW Satcon inverter, producing 34.3% of the winery’s total electrical requirement

Hall winery

St Helena, Napa County

PV installation covering approximately 3,900 m2

Roof mounted system on the barrel cellar and fermentation building, supplying 35% of the building’s electricity needs

Havens Wine Cellars

Yountville, Napa County

PV—46.5 kWp DC

246 solar modules mounted south facing on the winery roof

Honig vineyards and winery

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—163.8 kWp DC, yielding 277,000 kWh/year

819 Sanyo 200-watt modules ground mounted

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Size

Details

Jarvis

Atlas Peak, Napa County

PV—107 kWp DC, yielding 155,000 kWh/year

520 SunPower SPR-205 modules ground mounted on a hillside connected to one Xantrex GT100 inverter

Keenan winery

Spring Mountain, Napa County

PV-^11 kWp DC

BP Solar modules mounted in 29 arrays on pole mountings supplying 100% of the winery’s power needs

Larkmead vineyards

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—not available

118 roof mounted modules supplying 30% of the winery’s electrical needs

Leaf and Twig vineyard

St Helena, Napa County

PV—11 kWp DC

Ground mounted installation

Long Meadow Ranch winery

St Helena, Napa County

PV—50 kWp DC, yielding up to 8,000 kWh/month, covering an area of 475 m2

Ground mounted system, located off­site at a pitch of 22° and 225° SW

Merryvale vineyards, for starmont winery

Cameras, Napa County

PV—277 kWp DC, 235 kWp AC, yielding 395,442 kWh/year, covering 2,060 m2

1,632 Sharp 170 W modules roof mounted on a Unirac Sunframe, connected to two 135 kW Satcon inverters

Miner

Oakville, Napa County

PV—378 kWp DC, 323 kWp AC, yielding 562,950 kWh/year

14 arrays ground mounted into the steep southwest facing slope at a tilt of 35°. 1,750 Sharp 216 W PV modules are connected to one Advanced Energy Solaron 333 kW inverter

Nickel and Nickel (Sullenger vineyard)

Oakville, Napa County

PV—396 kWp DC, 330 kWp AC

1,904 Sharp modules on an adjustable tilt ground mounted system

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Oakville Ranch winery

Oakville, Napa County

PV—137 kWp DC

Combination of ground (pumping station) and roof mounted (winery) systems, comprising 636 SunPower 215 W modules connected to 25 SunPower SPR 5200s inverters and two SunPower SPR 3200s inverters

Ovid winery

Oakville, Napa County

PV—33.25 kWp DC

175 ground mounted Sanyo 190 W modules located 200 m from winery at a pitch of 22° and connected to five Sunny Boy SMA 6,000 W inverters

Paloma winery

Spring Mountain, Napa County

PV—18 kWp DC, yielding 21,100 kWh/year

Mounted on the roof of barrelhouse

Patz and Hall

American Canyon, Napa County

PV—Almost 100 kWp DC, yielding 128,000 kWh/year

512 flush roof mounted modules providing 100% of the winery’s electricity

Peju Province winery

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—126 kWp DC, yielding 157,610 kWh/year, covering about 930 m2

720 Kyocera 175 W modules solar connected to one 125 kW SMA Sunny Boy inverter, supplying 36% of the annual energy requirement

Kent Rasmussen

St Helena, Napa County

PV—34 kWp DC

SunPower modules

Robert Sinskey

Stag’s Leap, Napa County

PV—91 kWp DC, yielding 99,200 kWh/year

Two flush mounted arrays and one tilted array on the roof of the main buildings

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Saintsbury

Cameras, Napa County

PV—112 kWp DC, yielding

162,086 kWh/year covering an area of 650 m2

560 Sanyo 200 W modules mounted on a car port structure connected to one 100 kW Xantrex PV100S-208 inverter

Schramsberg vineyards

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—yielding 466,806 kWh/year

1,665 ground mounted modules

Schweiger vineyards

Spring Mountain, Napa County

PV—39 kWp DC

174 SunPower 225 s ground mounted modules connected to three SunPower SPR 6,000 W inverters; one SunPower SPR 5,000 W inverter and three SunPower SPR 4,000 W inverters

Seavey vineyard

Howell Mountain, Napa County

PV—10 kWp DC, yielding 20,075 kWh/year

64 modules and four inverters. Half of the modules are flush installed on a shed with a south facing roof and half on a custom-designed free­standing shade structure

Shafer vineyards

Stag’s Leap, Napa County

PV—229.11 kWp DC

784 GE 165 W and 570 Sharp 175 W modules in combined roof and ground mounted installations, connected to various 45 kW and 30 kW Xantrex inverters and IG4500 Fronius inverter

Silver Oak Cellars

Oakville, Napa County

PV—275 kWp DC, yielding 429,589 kWh/year

1,464 ground mounted Sanyo 195 W modules connected to 25 Sunny Boy SB7000 US inverters

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Silverado vineyards

Stag’s Leap, Napa County

PV—98 kWp DC ground mounted and 96 kWp DC roof mounted, yielding 280,102 kWh/year

480 GE 200 W ground mounted modules connected to 16 Fronius 5,100 inverters and 450 GE 200 W roof mounted modules connected to 16 Fronius 5,100 inverters

Spottswoode estate

Spring Mountain, Napa County

PV—73 kWp DC, yielding 102,357 kWh/year

398 Sharp 180 W roof mounted modules

Staglin winery

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—164 kWp DC, yielding 172,166 kWh/year

Ground mounted installation over the winery leach field providing 100% of the winery’s electrical needs

Stag’s Leap (Treasury)

Stag’s Leap, Napa County

PV—225.8 kWp DC, yielding 300,306 kWh/year

Flush roof mounted system

Stanly Ranch winery

Cameras, Napa County

PV—277 kWp DC

Providing 90-100% of the winery’s annual electricity requirement

Sterling vineyards

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—72 kWp DC consisting of 55.5 kWp and 16.5 kWp systems, yielding 105,621 kWh/year

System A consists of 264 SunPower 210 W modules mounted via Powerguard roof tiles and eight SunPower inverters that power Sterling’s aerial tram.

System В consists of 72 SunPower 230 W modules and two SunPower inverters that power the winery’s water treatment facility

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California

Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Trefethen family vineyards

Oak Knoll, Napa County

PV—80 kWp DC, yielding 138,813 kWh/year

2 arrays; one at the winery and one at the office pond site. The winery site has 260 horizontal ground mounted (Conergy 175 W) modules connected to six SMA Sunny Boy 6 kW inverters. The pond site has 312 berm slope mounted (Conergy) modules connected to five SMA Sunny Boy inverters

Trinchero family estates

St Helena, Napa County

825 kWp DC (Roof mounted 761 kWp DC and Ground mounted 64 kWp DC), yielding 973,307 kWh/year and 92,597 kWh/year respectively

1,024 GE 200 W modules and 2,420 SunPower 230 W modules roof mounted and 320 GE 200 W ground mounted modules

Von Strasser

Calistoga, Napa County

PV—not available

186 ground mounted modules connected to six Sunny Boy inverters

V. Sattui winery

St Helena, Napa County

PV—34 kWp DC, yielding 46,250 kWh/year

198 modules mounted on the winery’s red steel roof

ZD wines

Rutherford, Napa County

PV—125 kWp DC

712 Sanyo ground mounted modules, supplying 100% of the winery’s electrical needs

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Mendocino County

Fetzer’s Hopland winery

Mendocino Valley, Mendocino County

PV—899 kWp DC, yielding 1.1 million kWh/year

The PV installation supplies 80% of the bottling plant’s electricity needs

Frey vineyards

Mendocino Valley, Mendocino County

PV—17 kWp DC

The PV installation supplies 75% of the winery’s power

Flandley Cellars

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

PV—54 kWp DC, yielding 97,090 kWh/year

320 Kyocera KC200 modules connected to a 60 kW Solectria PVI inverter supplying 75% of the winery’s power

Goldeneye winery

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

PV—32.4 kWp DC, 28.6 kWp AC, yielding 49,460 kWh/year covering 195 m2

144 roof mounted SunPower 225 W modules connected to six SMA 6,000 US inverters

Greenwood Ridge vineyards

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

PV—not available

165 flush roof mounted modules

Navarro vineyards

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

PV—31.5 kWp DC, yielding 45,430 kWh/year

Flush roof mounted modules connected to three inverters

Parducci

Mendocino Valley, Mendocino County

PV—99.66 kWp DC, yielding 200,000 kWh/year

592 Kyocera KC200GT modules connected to one 100 kW Xantrex PV-100-480-FIE inverter

Philo Ridge vineyards

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

PV—not available

A combined solar and wind installation

Paso Robles

Castoro Cellars

Paso Robles

PV—18 kWp DC, yielding 28,100 kWh/year

108 Sharp 167 W modules flush roof mounted and connected to three SMA Sunny Boy 6,000 inverters. The installation offsets 50% of the winery’s electrical usage

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Region

Size

Details

Clautiere vineyards

Paso Robles

PV—30 kWp DC

Flush roof mounted system, of setting the winery’s energy costs by 80%

EOS

Paso Robles

PV—540 kWp DC (504 kWp tracking and 36 kWp fixed), yielding 1,062,948 kWh/year STC—60 flat plate collectors

2,880 Conergy AG S 175 MU

modules on a single axis tracking of the system connected to 2 x 250 kW Xantrex inverters. 204 Conergy AG S 175 MU ground mounted fixed modules, connected to 6 x 6 kW Sunny Boy inverters. Roof mounted solar thermal collectors provide all the winery’s hot water needs

J Lohr

Paso Robles

PV—756 kWp DC, yielding 1,524,184 kWh/year

4,320 ground mounted modules on a single axis tracking system. The installation is the largest PV tracking system winery in North America, covering an area acres, supplying 75% of the winery’s electrical needs

L’Aventure vineyards

Paso Robles

PV—35.7 kWp DC, yielding 83,526 kWh/year

204 GE 175 W modules facing south and flush mounted on the winery metal roof, connected to eight Fronius 4,500 inverters

Meridian vineyards (Treasury)

Paso Robles

PV—In construction

Flush Roof mounted rated at 1.25 MWp DC is predicted to generate 1,750,629 kWh/year

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Saxum vineyards

Paso Robles

PV—not available

Tablas Creek vineyard

Paso Robles

PV—35 kWp DC, yielding 48,000 kWh/year

140 Schott 250 W ground mounted modules at 20°, connected to 5 SMA Sunny Boy 6,000 inverters

Twin fawns vineyard

Paso Robles

PV—14.9 kWp DC

Fixed ground mount installation

Santa Cruz Mountain

Bargetto winery

Santa Cruz Mountain

PV—3 kWp DC, yielding 4,500 kWh/year

PV installation used to power vineyard irrigation pumps

Cooper-Garrod estate

Santa Cruz Mountain

PV—17 kWp DC, yielding 22,000 kWh/year

96 tilted, roof mounted modules supplying 50% of the winery’s power requirement

Mount Eden vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountain

PV—20 kWp DC

136 hillside mounted 185 W modules connected to 9 Sunny Boy inverters

Silver Mountain vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountain

PV-^16 kWp DC

264 175 W roof mounted modules, located on a purpose built storage structure, connected to 6 Sunny Boy inverters

Storrs winery

Santa Cruz Mountain

PV—12.4 kWp DC

Ground mounted installation

Sierra Foothills

Drytown Cellars

Sierra Foothills

PV—19.7 kWp DC

Roof mounted installation

Madrona vineyards

Sierra Foothills

PV—36 kWp DC

Roof mounted system, draping over the winery’s roof on southern and western exposures, providing 100% of the winery’s electrical requirement

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Region

Size

Details

Sierra Vista winery

Sierra Foothills

PV—14.4 kWp DC, covering 140 m2

Roof mounted Sharp 185 modules connected to Sunny Boy inverters

Terre Rouge

Sierra Foothills

PV—14.45 kWp DC, yielding 18,049 kWh/year

85 flush roof mounted GE 165 W modules on the winery metal roof, connected to seven SMA inverters, supplying 90% of the facility’s electrical needs

Vino Noceto winery Sonoma County

Sierra Foothills

PV—10 kWp DC

Four 2.5 kW arrays mounted on the winery building facing southwest at a slope of 15°, connected to four Sunny Boy inverters. No roof reinforcement was necessary

Alexander Valley vineyards

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—49 kWp DC, yielding approximately 60,233 kWh/ year

304 roof mounted Kyocera modules in three arrays installed on top of the winery connected to a 45 kW Xantrex inverter provides 60% of the facility’s electricity

Asti winery (Treasury)

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—1190 kWp DC, yielding 1,549,629 kWh/year

Flush roof mounted system is the third largest solar installation at a winery in the USA

Chateau St Jean (Treasury)

Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

PV—557 kWp DC, yielding 1,564,030 kWh/year

3,000 flush roof mounted modules

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Kunde family estate winery

Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

STC—covering 93 m2

50 flat plate roof integrated solar thermal system producing 50% of the hot water used for sterilization and cleaning processes in winery. The collectors are tilted at 15° facing due south and indirectly connected via a glycol loop to a 3,785 1 storage tank

Lancaster estate

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—100 kWp DC, yielding 151,997 kWh/year

Six arrays of 474 ground mounted Sanyo 210 W modules

Lavender Hill vineyards

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

PV—5.0 kWp DC, yielding 17,885 kWh/year

Ground mounted installation

Marimar Torres estate

Green Valley, Sonoma County

PV—yielding 37,600 kWh/year

Ballasted roof mounted system connected to 4 Sunny Boy inverters

Medlock Ames

Knights Valley, Sonoma County

PV—84 kWp DC, yielding 140,000 kWh/year

UniRac framework mounted Kyocera modules connected in six arrays to a range of invertors

Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

PV—35 kWp DC

162 SunPower 215s roof mounted modules connected to seven SPR 4,600s inverters

Moshin vineyards

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

PV—48 kWp DC

200 roof mounted 240 W modules connected to 6 Sunny Boy inverters

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Winery name

Region

Size

Details

Peay vineyards

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

PV—42 kWp DC

240 roof mounted SunPower modules on the southwest facing portion of the winery roof. There is also a small 4.2 kW solar PV installation alongside the winery reservoir

Preston winery

Dry River Creek, Sonoma County

PV—37 kWp DC

Mounted on winery roof

Quivira vineyards

Dry River Creek, Sonoma County

PV—55 kWp DC

Approximately 300 Sharp 185 W roof mounted modules providing 100% of the winery’s electricity

A Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

PV—not available

Roof mounted installation

Raymond Burr vineyards

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

PV—37 kWp DC, 31 kWp AC, yielding 45,000 kWh/year

212 roof mounted Sharp 175 W modules connected to seven PVP 5,200 inverters

Redwood ranch and vineyards

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—35.6 kWp DC

Two ground mounted arrays of 216 GE 165 W modules connected to six Fronius IG 5,100 solar inverters

Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry River Creek, Sonoma County

PV—65 kWp DC, yielding 85,000 kWh/year

400 roof mounted modules using the Power light system, connected in two arrays, tilted at 35° on the 17° sloped winery roof, connected to two 30 kW Xantrex kW inverters, supplying 85% of the winery’s electricity

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Rodney strong vineyards

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

PV—766 kWp DC, yielding almost 860,000 kWh/year and covering 7,430 m2

4,032 roof mounted SunPower modules connected to three inverters. The modules are mounted at 5° on the barrelhouse roof, a few inches above the roof to give both shade and cooling airflow

Schug Cameras estate winery

Cameras, Sonoma County

PV—54.2 kWp DC (34.5 kWp DC and 19.7 kWp DC), yielding 52,538 kWh/year and 29,780 kWh/year for the winery and vineyard, respectively

Two ground mounted fixed cantilever carport PV arrays. System 1: 154 Sharp ND-224 W modules connected to six SMA Sunny Boy 8,000 US inverters. System 2: 88 Sharp ND-224 W modules connected to three SMA Sunny Boy 8,000 US inverters. Both systems are designed to produce 100% of the winery’s and vineyard’s electricity needs

Seghesio family vineyards

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

PV—157 kWp DC, yielding 236,471 kWh/year

Combination of flush and tilt roof mounted modules

Skipstone Ranch

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—35 kWp DC

130 ground mounted modules

Sonoma Wine Co. (custom crush facility)

Graton, Sonoma County

PVT—272 kWe + th, yielding 64,000 kWh/year electrical and 366,340 kWh/year thermal

15 ground mounted Cogenra SunBase™ concentrating collectors in a single axis tracking system

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Region

Size

Details

St. Francis winery

Sonoma Valley Sonoma County

PV—457 kWp DC

Sharp and Sanyo modules connected to two Xantrex inverters, providing 40% of the winery’s electricity

Topel winery

Healdsburg, Sonoma County

PV—12.6 kWp DC

64 Kyocera roof mounted modules

Trione vineyards and winery

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—39 kWp DC, 33 kWp AC, yielding 53,477 kWh/year

210 roof mounted Sharp 187W modules connected to five SMA SB 7,000 US inverters

Wasson vineyards

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—not available

Wattle creek

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

PV—not available

Solar installation supplies 100% of the winery’s power

Wellington

Sonoma Valley Sonoma County,

PV—30 kWp DC, 26 kWp AC, yielding 40,586 kWh/year

174 roof mounted Mitsubishi 170W modules connected to five SMA SB 6,000 US inverters

Wild Hog vineyard

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

PV—2 kWp DC

Combined solar PV and hydro electricity installation. Small stand-alone PV, battery storage connected to a trace 4,024 inverter. The hydro system is a 35 psi twin nozzle pelton water wheel rated at approximately 1 kWp

Williams Selyem estate winery

Russian River Valley, Sonoma

STC—14 solar thermal collectors

14 roof mounted Heliodyne Gobi 408

County

PV—54 kWp DC

flat plate collectors provide approximately 2,460 1 of hot water/day. 226 roof mounted modules provide up to 33% of the facility’s electrical needs

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Size

Details

South Coast

Hamilton Oaks winery

Trabuco Canyon, South Coast

PV—13 kWp DC

Ground mounted installation

Shale Canyon Wines

Boulder creek, South Coast

PV—8.4 kWp DC

48 Mitsubishi (175 W) ground

mounted modules connected via 3 Outback FM80 charge controllers to a HUP Solar One 1,690 AH 33/ 48 V battery with 4 Outback VFX3648 Inverters rated at 3.6 kW each (48 Volt) linked to an Outback X-240 4 kVA Transformer. This system enables the winery to be 100% off-grid

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Like California, the solar wineries located in the remaining states tend to opt for photovoltaic installations (over 93%), following a similar trend in mode of installation and component selection. The average size of a winery PV installation in the rest of the USA is 28.9 kWp (Fig. 5.14).

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