Project Summary: Sonoma Wine Company, Graton, CA
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|Project Name||Sonoma Wine Company|
|Date Operational||November 2011|
|Collector Area||5,400 ft2|
|Collector Manufacturer||Cogenra Solar|
|Storage System Type||Water|
|Storage Size||5,000 gallons|
|Auxiliary Fuel||Natural gas|
|System Installation Contractor||Cogenra Solar|
|Contractor Contact||Preston Roper|
|Brief Project Description||
The Sonoma Wine Company is the North Coast's largest contract services winery, partnering with wine producers of all sizes to crush in excess of 7,500 tons of grapes, bottle more than four million cases and store and service more than 65,000 barrels of wine each year.
In addition to its electricity consumption, Sonoma Wine Company uses large amounts of natural gas to heat water for its wine processing, sanitation and barrel services operations. 15 individual Cogenra SunBase modules will heat water to 165°F for the facility's tank wash and wine barrel washing machine. The solar cogeneration system will displace approximately 64,000 kilowatt-hours and 12,500 therms of natural gas annually.
|Project Contact||Natasha Dolginsky|