Manteca-based vintner turns on Napa solar system http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=33125
A solar power system of more than 1,000 panels creating nearly 348 kilowatts of electricity has been completed at the Black Stallion Estates winery in Napa
, says the winery’s owner, Delicato Family Vineyards of Manteca.
The system was installed by Sunworks Inc.
Because of the “time of use” of energy at the winery, the new system results in a 98 percent energy cost offset and an 84 percent energy consumption offset, which means the property is almost at carbon neutral operation, Delicato says. The solar installation is expected create six-figure annual savings in utility expenses.
"As a family-owned agricultural business, our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship has always been a cornerstone of our company and the companies we work with," says Chris Indelicato, president and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards. "This solar program supports our dedication to sustainability and saves the company resources, which ultimately benefits our consumers."