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Solar Innovation: Taking Sustainability to Heart in Napa Valley

06.20.16

Solar Innovation: Taking Sustainability to Heart in Napa Valley

The New York Times recently published a piece on the increased interest in floating solar arrays, and as the first adopter of a Floatovoltaic™ system, we were excited to be a part of the story.

In 2008, we installed 994 solar panels on pontoons over an irrigation pond at our Oakville winery, along with another 1,302 on land.

At the time, the move was perceived as groundbreaking. It is thrilling to see that adopting solar arrays, both water and land-based, is becoming more and more mainstream.

As a winery, the heart of our business is agriculture, and we’ve long realized we have an obligation to do our part and take sustainable measures, whether that’s implementing extensive recycling programs, adopting organic farming practices, or collecting winery process water for vineyard operations like irrigation and frost protection.

Click here to read the full story from the New York Times.
To learn more about our Napa Valley wineries, we invite you to explore our websites for Far Niente and our solar-powered sister winery, Nickel & Nickel.

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