Domaine Carneros Solar System to Pay Off in Four Years
by Paul Franson
Aug 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
An advanced solar electric system installed at Domaine Carneros Winery should pay for itself in about four years, leading the way to cost savings of $50,000 year afterwards. The system cost about $850,000 to install but it receives special solar-energy credits and fast depreciation.The 120-kilowatt solar electric system is one of a number of advanced energy-saving features in its new Pinot Noir facility, including natural cooling and lighting. It is the largest photovoltaic installation at any U...
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