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Solar Architecture and Green Building

Ellensburg Winery PVs

The 85 solar panels at Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards produce around 32,000 kW of energy from the sun to power operations such as irrigation pumps and winemaking equipment. High electricity rates have become an expensive and unpredictable cost of running a winery and Ellensburg Canyon Winery/Cox Canyon Vineyards saw a way to cut operating costs, increase self-sufficiency, and reduce greenhouse gases by installing solar power.  ©2017 Jeston Bennett

Raisin' in the Sun Solar Winery (Washington, USA)

Vigneron (tender of the wine grapes in French) Gary Cox started Cox Canyon Vineyards in 1999 with a long-term goal of environmental sustainability. A vineyard, after all, can have a lifespan of 120 years; the oldest known vine was producing grapes ...more

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Energy Gauge

EnergyGauge is a family of user-friendly PC software tools that allow simple yet detailed performance-based analysis of building energy use and ...more

Sombrero 3.01 (Germany)

A PC-tool to calculate shadows on arbitrarily oriented surfaces. For both, active use of solar energy (domestic hot water, photovoitaics) as well ...more


ADELINE is an integrated lighting analysis tool for building design purposes which is intended to assist the architect in all issues associated ...more

Emissivity of Materials Chart

Average emissivity values have been taken from various sources and are presented for reference only. Please refer to the EOI primer on emissivity ...more

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Ellensburg Solar (Washington State, USA)

Ellensburg Solar serves Washington State for both residential and commercial solar installations.


Ellensburg Canyon Winery (Washington State, USA)

Cox Canyon Vineyards in Washington State USA practices sustainable farming methods over its five acres in cultivation, including supporting ...more

Solar Wineries in California (USA)

These solar wineries are using sun power energy systems to provide electric needs for their winery and other facilities on their estates such as ...more

SolarCraft (California USA)

SolarCraft provides solar photovoltaic power systems for farms and vineyards in California, providing a clean, stable and low-cost source of ...more

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